Joseph Kamnik is Chief Regulatory Counsel at OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization.
He joined OCC in 2014. In his current role, Mr. Kamnik is responsible for overseeing regulatory affairs with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve.
In his previous role as General Counsel, Mr. Kamnik oversaw OCC's legal and regulatory affairs and provided counsel to OCC's management and board of directors.
Prior to joining OCC, Mr. Kamnik was Assistant Director in the SEC's Division of Trading and Markets, Office of Clearance and Settlements, where he developed and supervised teams responsible for overseeing securities and security-based swaps clearing agencies registered with the SEC, including four clearing agencies designated systemically important by the Financial Stability Oversight Council. He also developed and implemented the SEC framework to review proposed changes filed by systemically important financial market utilities pursuant to Title VIII of the Dodd-Frank Act. He started at the SEC in 2005 as an Attorney-Advisor. Before his tenure at the SEC, Mr. Kamnik worked as an Associate for the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Washington, D.C.
He received a B.A. from Susquehanna University and a J.D from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.