Ahmed Abonamah

Deputy Director, Office of Municipal Securities, S.E.C.
Ahmed Abonamah - B&W
Ahmed is the Deputy Director of the Office of Municipal Securities (OMS). In this role, Ahmed oversees many of OMS’ strategic initiatives and advises the OMS director and senior leadership of the SEC on matters pertaining to the SEC’s municipal securities activities. OMS advises the Commission on policy matters relating to the municipal securities market, is responsible for policy development, coordination and implementation of Commission initiatives to improve the municipal securities market, and provides technical assistance to the Division of Enforcement and the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations. OMS also coordinates with the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board on rulemaking and enforcement actions and oversees MSRB rulemaking and the SEC’s municipal advisor registration program.

Ahmed joined OMS in 2016 and, prior to becoming Deputy Director, served in a variety of roles, including Senior Counsel to the Director. Prior to joining OMS, Ahmed worked as a public finance attorney at Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP where he served as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, and disclosure counsel on a wide variety of public finance transactions. Ahmed received his B.A. in political science from the University of Dayton, and earned his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.