Uzma Wahhab

Uzma Wahhab is special counsel to Board Member J. Robert Brown, Jr., and advises him on all matters that come before the board. Previously, she was a PCAOB assistant general counsel, where she reviewed regulatory actions, economic analysis and other board matters.

Prior to joining the PCAOB in 2016, Ms. Wahhab worked in the Office of General Counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission. From 2003-2015, she held a number of positions, rising to senior special counsel. She worked on enforcement and rulemakings in the divisions of Corporation Finance, Trading and Markets, and Investment Management, and the Office of International Affairs. On detail from the SEC, she also served at the Financial Stability Board as a member of the secretariat from 2012-2015, where she worked with regulators and policymakers on achieving G20 leader consensus  on policy directions for derivatives trading, transparency and clearing.

Ms. Wahhab began her career as an associate in the law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery from 2001-2003. She also interned in the general counsel's office at the U.K. Financial Services Authority (now the Financial Conduct Authority).

She earned a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, a J.D. from Boston College Law School, and a B.A. from Haverford College.