Before joining OCIE, Mr. Cassidy was the Director of the SEC’s Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, where he worked directly for three separate Chairmen. Before coming to the Commission in 2010, Mr. Cassidy was Chief of Staff and Counsel at the Department of Justice’s Office of Legislative Affairs. Prior to his time at the Department of Justice, Mr. Cassidy worked in the United States Senate as a legislative assistant.
He received his law degree from the George Washington University Law School and his LL.M. in Securities and Financial Regulation from Georgetown Law Center. He holds a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Virginia.
Mr. Cassidy is also an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, where he serves as the Commanding Officer of B Company, 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, and has earned numerous awards.