Michael Cowart is Associate General Counsel for LPL Financial. In this position, he provides legal expertise to the firm’s trading desks and compliance department. Additionally, Mr. Cowart works closely with the firm’s regulators in responding to a wide array of regulatory inquiries and requests. Prior to joining LPL Financial, Mr. Cowart was Assistant General Counsel and Deputy Director of Professional Qualifications at the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (“MSRB”). Mr. Cowart also worked as a vice president at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Management Division. Mr. Cowart received a bachelor’s degree in history with honors from the University of Tennessee, a master’s degree from Vanderbilt University, a J.D. from Elon University School of Law and a LL.M. in Securities and Financial Regulation from Georgetown University Law Center.