Jennifer Han is Chief Counsel and Head of Global Regulatory Affairs at MFA. Jennifer is responsible for the strategy and execution of the Association’s U.S. regulatory advocacy and leads MFA’s regulatory engagement. She advises MFA members on legal, regulatory, and compliance changes and/or guidance impacting the alternative investment industry, including investment advisers, commodity trading advisors, and commodity pool operators. She has extensive experience working with policymakers and regulators, such as throughout the 2008 financial crisis, post-crisis, and to the refinement of today’s regulatory framework. She engages regularly with legislative policymakers and regulators, including the SEC, CFTC, Department of Treasury, Federal Reserve, NFA, ESMA, UK FCA, and IOSCO, among many others.
Jennifer joined MFA in 2006 as legal counsel and has served in a few different capacities before joining MFA’s executive leadership team. Prior to joining MFA, Jennifer was a staff attorney in the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations at the SEC, where she conducted inspections and examinations, and advised on legal and compliance matters relating to developments in securities regulations and industry practices. Jennifer began her legal career as an associate with Pickard and Djinis LLP, a boutique securities law firm in Washington, D.C. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and her Juris Doctor from American University. While in law school, she was an Editor of the American University International Law Review. Jennifer is a member in good standing of the DC bar.
Jennifer serves on the Washington D.C. Committee of 100 Women in Finance, and on the Board of Directors for the YWCA National Capital Area.