Edward F. Greene’s practice focuses on securities, corporate governance, regulatory and financial services reform, and other corporate law matters.

Edward served as General Counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission from 1981 to 1982 and Director of the Division of Corporation Finance from 1979 to 1981. From 2004 to 2008, he served as General Counsel of Citigroup’s Institutional Clients Group.

Edward is the author of a number of leading books and law review articles, including U.S. Regulation of the International Securities and Derivatives Markets and The Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Analysis and Practice, both of which were co-authored with several partners at Cleary Gottlieb and are widely used as essential sources of practical advice. He has been recognized as one of the best capital markets lawyers by Chambers Global.

Edward originally joined the firm in 1982 and returned in 2009. During his more than 20-year tenure at Cleary, he was also resident in the firm’s Washington, D.C., Tokyo and London offices, and was the first licensed foreign lawyer to be admitted to practice law in Japan in 1987.

Edward is currently a Senior Research Scholar & Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School and has been a Lecturer at the Harvard Law School and an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University Law Center. He was appointed to the Nomura Chair of International Securities Regulation (a part-time position) by the law faculty of the University of Tokyo for the 1989-1990 academic year, was Chairman of the Legal Advisory Board of the New York Stock Exchange from 1995 until 2001, and was a member of the SEC’s Advisory Committee on Capital Formation and Regulatory Processes. Edward is on the Board of Advisors of the Capital Markets Law Journal, published by Oxford University Press, the Editorial Advisory Board of Insights: The Corporate & Securities Law Advisor, published by Wolters Kluwer, and a Trustee and member of the Executive Committee of the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).