Adjunct Professor Matthew M. O’Toole is assistant regional director in the San Francisco office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the author of numerous corporate governance articles, and a frequent speaker on securities and corporate governance issues at industry and regulatory forums around the country. He previously served as vice president and senior counsel at Charles Schwab, assistant general counsel at GT Global (now part of AIM Investments), senior counsel at the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations and the Division of Investment Management at the SEC in Washington, D.C., and an associate with the Washington, D.C., law firm Arnold & Porter. He was appointed to and served on the publications board of the American Bar Association’s Section of Business Law from 2002 to 2006. He has taught securities law and corporate governance courses in the U.S., China, and Eastern Europe and received the Ira Brown Distinguished Adjunct Professor Award from the USF School of Law in 2003. O’Toole is on the USF’s Investor Justice Project Board of Advisors.