Jeff Levine is a Senior Managing Director and serves as the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer in Mesirow Legal and Compliance. He is a member of the Mesirow Board of Directors, responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the firm. Jeff previously served as the Associate General Counsel, where he was responsible for the firm’s overall compliance with applicable regulatory organization’s rules such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodities Futures Trading Commission, National Futures Association and various other foreign and state agencies.
Prior to joining Mesirow in 2008, Jeff was an Attorney Advisor in the regulation division of the SEC, where he was responsible for the compliance of registered entities with federal securities regulations and self-regulatory agency rules. He also was assigned to the Enforcement Division of the SEC. Prior to his tenure at the SEC, he was an Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney.
Jeff serves as an Ethics Officer for the village of Riverside.
Jeff earned a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University and a Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law. He holds multiple securities licenses, passed the U.K.’s Principal of Financial Regulations and has earned the designation of Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.