Jennifer J. Schulp

Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute

Jennifer J. Schulp is the director of financial regulation studies at the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, where she focuses on the regulation of securities and capital markets. She has testified before the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services, and her writing has appeared in Business Insider, MarketWatch, and others.

Before joining Cato, Schulp was a director in the Department of Enforcement at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA), representing FINRA in investigations and disciplinary proceedings relating to violations of the federal securities laws and self‐regulatory organization rules.

Prior to FINRA, Schulp had been both a lawyer in private practice at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and a clerk for Judge E. Grady Jolly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was awarded the Karl Llewelyn Cup and the Thomas R. Mulroy Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy. She holds an A.B. in political science from the University of Chicago.