SEC Faculty: Kristin A. Snyder

SECKristin A. Snyder is Deputy Director of the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE), where she oversees many of the office’s strategic initiatives and serve as the regional advisor to OCIE Director Peter B. Driscoll.  She also serves as Co-National Associate Director of the Investment Adviser/Investment Company examination program in OCIE. In this role, Ms. Snyder oversees more than 520 lawyers, accountants, and examiners responsible for inspections of SEC registered investment advisers and investment companies.

Ms. Snyder also serves as the Associate Regional Director for Examinations in the SEC’s San Francisco Regional Office, where she leads the examinations program. In her position as Associate Regional Director for Examinations, Ms. Snyder leads a staff of approximately 50 accountants, examiners, attorneys and support staff responsible for the examination of broker-dealers, investment companies, investment advisers, and transfer agents across Northern California and the Pacific Northwest.

Ms. Snyder has worked at the SEC since 2003, and previously served as a Branch Chief and a Senior Counsel in the San Francisco office’s enforcement program. Prior to joining the SEC staff, Ms. Snyder practiced with Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP in San Francisco. She earned her law degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law, and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Davis.