Z. Scott Birdwell

Z. Scott Birdwell is an Assistant Director in the Office of International Affairs, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Birdwell manages the SEC’s technical assistance programs for foreign securities and law enforcement authorities, and works on international enforcement investigations and proceedings involving violations of both U.S. and foreign securities laws. In this capacity he has participated in SEC technical assistance missions in over 25 countries, and worked on over 100 international investigations and prosecutions involving insider trading, financial reporting fraud, boiler-rooms, pyramid schemes, and market manipulation. Prior to joining the SEC in 1999, Mr. Birdwell served as a counsel in the Trial Section at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, where he worked for ten years during the U.S. banking crisis of the early 1990’s. He is the author of: Key Elements for Developing a Securities Market to Drive Economic Growth, GA J. INT’L & COMP L. Vol. 39:535 (Spring 2011). He obtained his law degree from The University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia, in 1989.

David A. Glockner

David A. Glockner is the Director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Chicago Regional Office. Mr. Glockner spent 25 years as a criminal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois, including 11 years as chief of the criminal division. As criminal division chief, he supervised a wide range of investigations and prosecutions involving securities fraud, financial institution fraud, public corruption, and cybercrime. Since last year he has led the Chicago office of digital risk management and investigations firm Stroz Friedberg LLC. At the SEC, Mr. Glockner oversees the Chicago office’s enforcement and examination operations covering a nine-state region in the Midwest.
Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Glockner began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Brian Duff of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Mr. Glockner earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago in 1982 and his J.D. from the Stanford University Law School in 1985.

Marlee M. Engel

Marlee M. Engel is a Senior Counsel in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of International Affairs. Ms. Engel advises staff in the Division of Enforcement on international cross-border enforcement issues. In addition, Ms. Engel provides assistance and support to our foreign counterparts seeking assistance from the SEC in their securities-related investigations. Ms. Engel has particular expertise in working with financial safe havens and in freezing and repatriating ill-gotten gains from foreign jurisdictions. Prior to joining the SEC, Ms. Engel worked in the Office of International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice (Criminal Division) where she assisted federal and state criminal authorities in obtaining evidence and assistance from European jurisdictions. While at the Department of Justice, Ms. Engel worked on a variety of complex financial crime cases involving, digital currency, insider trading, Ponzi schemes, market manipulation, money laundering, and bribery. Ms. Engel graduated magna cum laude from Loyola University New Orleans with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 2005 and cum laude from American University Washington College of Law with a juris doctor degree in 2008.