Edward F. Greene is a partner based in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.
His practice focuses on securities, corporate governance, regulatory and financial services reform, and other corporate law matters. Greene is currently teaching a seminar at Columbia Law School, has been a lecturer at Harvard Law School as well as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University Law Center.
Greene served as general counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission from 1981 to 1982 and director of the division of corporation finance from 1979 to 1981. From 2004 to 2008, he served as general counsel of Citigroup’s institutional clients group.
Greene is the author of a number of leading books and law review articles, including U.S. Regulation of the International Securities and Derivatives Markets and The Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Analysis and Practice, both of which were co-authored with several partners at Cleary Gottlieb and are widely used as essential sources of practical advice. Greene has been recognized as one of the best capital markets lawyers by Chambers Global.
During his more than 20-year tenure at Cleary Gottlieb, Greene was a resident in the firm’s Washington, Tokyo, and London offices, and was the first licensed foreign lawyer to be admitted to practice law in Japan in 1987.
He received an LL.B. degree from Harvard Law School in 1966 and an undergraduate degree from Amherst College in 1963.