Tom Selman


Scopus Financial Group

With over two decades of regulatory leadership and expertise, Tom Selman served as FINRA’s Executive Vice President for Regulatory Policy and its Legal Compliance Officer. A prolific author, commentator, and expert in financial services regulation, Mr. Selman led many FINRA departments, including FINRA’s:

Among Mr. Selman’s many accomplishments were the modernization of the advertising regulation and corporate financing programs, establishment of a regime to police the private placement market, reform of the non-traded REIT market, and development of the Office of Financial Innovation.

Mr. Selman holds a CFA charter and is a member of the Board of Directors of the CFA Society Washington D.C.

Mr. Selman most recently authored two ground-breaking articles, “Protecting Retail Investors: A New Exemption for Private Securities Offerings,” Virginia Law & Business Review (Fall 2019) and “Sidestepping the Rat Holes: Investment Risk and Securities Law,” Harvard Business Law Review (April 2018).

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