Benjamin (Shai) Kalish is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Corporate and Securities Group.
Prior to moving to Israel and joining Meitar, Benjamin served as a Senior Counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC. During his years at the Commission, Benjamin worked in all three main operating divisions, namely, the Division of Corporation Finance, the Division of Trading and Markets, and the Division of Investment Management. While at the Commission, Benjamin reviewed issuer registration statements and periodic reports, prepared comment letters to issuers, drafted several Commission rules, reviewed and analyzed no-action letter and exemption requests, and provided interpretations of Commission rules. Additionally, Benjamin reviewed “status” issues arising under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.
Benjamin also worked on several policy initiatives including those relating to the proxy rules, activist investors, high frequency traders, and expanding retail access to private markets. Moreover, Benjamin was part of the Commission’s implementation committee for the Investment Adviser and Broker-Dealer Standards of Conduct rules and a member of the Shareholder Proposal Task Force. Lastly, Benjamin reviewed proposed rule changes from national securities exchanges and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) along with operation reports from Alternative Trading Systems.