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RIchard Walker

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Richard Walker

Lecturer in Law

Richard H. Walker retired from Deutsche Bank in 2016 after over 14 years during which time he served in the roles of Vice Chairman, General Counsel and a´┐Żmember of the Group Executive Committee at different times.

Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Walker served as the Director of the Division´┐Żof Enforcement of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission from´┐ŻApril 1998 to September 2001. For over two years prior to his appointment to that position, Mr. Walker served as the Commission´┐Żs General Counsel. Prior to his´┐Żappointment as General Counsel, Mr. Walker was the Regional Director of the´┐ŻCommission´┐Żs Northeast Regional Office from 1991 through 1995.

Mr. Walker was awarded the Presidential Rank Distinguished Service Award in´┐Ż1997 ÔÇô the highest federal award for government service. He also received the´┐ŻCommission´┐Żs Distinguished Service Award in 2000 and the Chairman´┐Żs Award for´┐ŻExcellence under both Chairman Levitt in 2000 and Chairman Breeden in 1992.´┐ŻIn 1997, he was awarded the Commission´┐Żs Law and Policy Award in recognition´┐Żof his participation in the government´┐Żs victory in´┐ŻU.S. v. O´┐ŻHagan, in which the´┐ŻUnited States Supreme Court upheld the misappropriation theory of insider trading.

Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Walker spent fifteen years in the New York´┐Żoffice of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, where he was a litigation partner´┐Żspecializing in corporate, securities, and commercial litigation. From 1975 to´┐Ż1976, Mr. Walker served as law clerk to the Honorable Collins J. Seitz, former´┐ŻChief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Mr.´┐ŻWalker is a 1972 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Trinity College. In 1975, he was´┐Żawarded his J.D. degree, cum laude, by Temple Law School, where he served as´┐ŻEditor-in-Chief of the´┐ŻTemple Law Quarterly.

Mr. Walker is a Trustee Emeritus of The American Folk Art Museum, Co-Chair of´┐ŻThe American Friends of Bucerius and a member of the Board of Directors of Pro´┐ŻBono Partnership. He previously was a member of the Board of Directors of MBIA, Inc. (2006-2008) and served on the NYSE Legal Advisory Committee (2001-2005). He is also a member of Temple University Beasley School of Law´┐ŻBoard of Visitors and served as a member of Trinity College Board of Fellows.´┐Ż