Leigh Shea

Managing Director, Charles Schwab

Leigh is currently a Managing Director, Deputy Chief Counsel at Charles Schwab & Co. In this role, she leads the Regulatory practice group and has primary responsibility over regulatory matters. Prior to the Charles Schwab acquisition, Leigh spent almost nine years at TD Ameritrade, providing regulatory guidance and legal counsel in the areas of Operations, Financial Responsibility Rules, Futures & Forex, Treasury, and International, while also serving as the regulatory counsel for enforcement actions. Leigh is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor’s degree of Business Administration, Accounting. She began her career as an Examiner for the Chicago Board of Trade before obtaining her J.D. with a concertation in securities law from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. During and after law school Leigh worked at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the Office of the Secretary and then the Division of Trading and Markets, Office of Broker-Dealer Financial Responsibility, where her key areas of focus were the Financial Responsibility and the Books and Records rules and implementing key aspects of Dodd-Frank.