Robert E. Rice

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Robert E. Rice
Occupation Chief Counsel
Employer SEC
Location Washington D.C.

Robert E. Rice is the Securities and Exchange Commission's chief counsel. He is a senior legal and policy advisor to SEC Chairman Mary Jo White. White appointed Rice to chief counsel in June 2013.[1]

He will leave the agency at the end of February 2015. [2]


Rice began his legal career in 1987 working as an associate at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York. From 1991 to 2000, he was a member of the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York. There, he investigated and prosecuted securities fraud, mail and wire fraud, as well as money laundering cases. He also served as a deputy chief appellate attorney from 1996 to 1998 and as a deputy chief of the criminal division from 1998 to 2000, overseeing approximately 160 federal prosecutors. Rice also spent four years working at McDermott, Will & Emery LLP before joining Deutsche Bank in 2004.[3]

At Deutsche Bank, Rice was head of governance, litigation and regulation for the Americas. He was also global co-head of its governance, litigation and regulation operating committee.[4]


Rice earned a bachelor of science degree from Springfield College in 1977. He received a master's degree from Montclair State College in 1980 and earned a law degree from St. John's University School of Law in 1987. [5]