Allison Herren Lee was appointed by President Donald Trump to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. She was sworn into office on July 8, 2019 and served as Acting Chair of the Commission in 2021. With more than two decades of experience in securities law, Commissioner Lee has held various roles at the SEC, taught financial regulation and corporate law internationally, and served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney. She has also been involved with the American Bar Association and a USAID project in Armenia. Before her government service, Lee was a partner at Sherman & Howard LLC and earned her Business degree from the University of Colorado and JD from the University of Denver College of Law.