Jiang Liu, Partner
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Jiang’s practice spans a broad range of bank regulatory work, and he has significant experience representing global financial institutions.
Jiang has deep knowledge of the regulations applicable to U.S. and global financial institutions. He regularly provides advice in connection with the Bank Holding Company Act, the Volcker Rule, bank securities activities, and U.S. bank and non-bank acquisitions, among other things. He has a substantial practice representing global financial institutions, especially those in China, related to their U.S. activities.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Jiang worked at a leading international law firm in their Hong Kong and New York offices.
Mark Sobin, Associate
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Mark Sobin is an associate in the Financial Services Practice Group of Morrison & Foerster’s New York office.
Mr. Sobin graduated cum laude from Duke University School of Law, where he was a member of the Duke Law Journal’s Editorial Board. During law school, Mr. Sobin was a judicial intern for the Honorable Alexander Williams Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, as well as an intern at the White House’s National Economic Council. Mr. Sobin received his B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Sobin was an associate at another multinational law firm.
Andrew R. Bernstein, Senior Special Counsel, Division of Trading and Markets
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Andrew R. Bernstein is a Senior Special Counsel in the Office of Derivatives Policy in the Division of Trading and Markets, where he works on drafting new rules necessary to implement the OTC derivatives reforms in Title VII of the Dodd Frank Act. He also plays a leading role on the cross-divisional and interagency teams responsible for the Volcker Rule. In addition, Andrew provides interpretive advice on the regulatory treatment of novel derivatives products under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and administering new product provisions contained in the Dodd-Frank Act.
Prior to joining the SEC in 2010, Andrew practiced securities and corporate law at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. Andrew received a Bachelor of Science from the College of Agriculture and Life Science at Cornell University, and a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from American University Washington College of Law.
Alison M. Hashmall, Counsel
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Alison M. Hashmall is a member of Debevoise & Plimpton’s Financial Institutions and Banking Groups. Her practice focuses on advising domestic and non-U.S. banking organizations and other financial institutions on a wide range of bank regulatory, policy and transactional matters. Ms. Hashmall specializes in matters relating to financial regulatory reform, including the Volcker Rule, total loss-absorbing capacity (TLAC), single-point of entry resolution strategies and the preparation of living wills. She has represented industry trade groups in connection with advocacy efforts on regulatory and legislative proposals, and she has assisted clients in the policymaking process before federal regulators. Ms. Hashmall received her J.D. magna cum laude from New York University School of Law, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif, a notes editor for the New York University Law Review, a Pomeroy Scholar and a Butler Scholar.