Yolanda Lavery is an Attorney-Advisor with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Washington, DC Office and a member of the Division of Enforcement’s Financial Reporting and Audit Group, where she works with group of accountants and attorneys using innovative methods and technology to identify and investigate violations of the federal securities laws involving misconduct related to financial statements, issuer reporting and audit failures. She was previously detailed to the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis’ Office of Risk Assessment, working on matters related to financial reporting and auditing fraud technology initiatives. While at SEC headquarters, Professor Lavery has also served as a member Municipal Securities and Public Pensions Specialty Unit. During her time at the SEC’s Miami Regional Office, she was an Attorney-Advisor to the Regional and Associate Regional Directors, a Branch Chief and a Staff Attorney. Prior to joining the SEC, Professor Lavery worked in private practice for a law firm, a large broker-dealer and in public accounting with a Big Four firm. Professor Lavery earned a certificate in Securities and Financial Regulation from the Georgetown University Law Center through a program co-sponsored by the SEC. She also has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in taxation from Florida International University, as well as, as JD from the University Of Miami School Of Law. Professor Lavery is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida and a Certified Fraud Examiner.