Joseph P. Savage, Esq.
Joseph P. Savage is a Vice President and Counsel in FINRA’s Regulatory Policy Department. Mr. Savage specializes in a broad range of securities regulatory matters, including investment management, investment company, advertising and broker-dealer issues, and regularly appears at conferences regarding these issues. Prior to joining FINRA, he was an Associate Counsel with the Investment Company Institute and an attorney with the law firms of Morrison & Foerster LLP and Hunton & Williams.
Mr. Savage also served as a judicial law clerk for United States District Judge John P. Vukasin of the Northern District of California. Mr. Savage holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, a master’s degree in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he served as Note Editor of the Hastings Law Journal.
Lance Burkett, District Director, FINRA Denver Office, began his securities industry career in 1993 as a Securities Fraud Investigator for the State of Arizona Securities Division, working exclusively on fraud cases involving broker-dealers. Later, at a FINRA member firm, he was responsible for supervising Producing Branch Managers and Field Representatives as the Field Compliance Director.
Throughout his tenure with FINRA, Mr. Burkett has held positions ranging from Compliance Examiner, responsible for examining FINRA member firms for general compliance, to District Director, responsible for the management and oversight of the regulatory programs within the Denver District office. In addition to his regulatory responsibilities, Mr. Burkett earned his Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional™ designation through the FINRA Institute at Wharton and has developed content and presented at several FINRA Institute class offerings.
Jessica Pastorino has been involved in the securities industry since 2006 with a focus on compliance and operations for privately-placed transactions including capital raising and M&A advisory services.
As President and Chief Compliance Officer for M&A Securities Group, Ms. Pastorino runs a firm that offers a broker-dealer platform for independent middle-market investment banking professionals and boutique advisory groups. Ms. Pastorino believes in a solution-based approach to compliance challenges. Ms. Pastorino holds her Series 24, 79, 62, 22, 39 and 63 licenses.
Ms. Pastorino earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English at California State University Long Beach and serves as a member of the FINRA District and FINRA CAP committees.
Thomas M. Selman, CFA
Thomas M. Selman, CFA is Executive Vice President, Regulatory Policy, and Legal Compliance Officer of FINRA. He oversees the departments of Corporate Financing, Advertising Regulation, Regulatory Policy, the Legal Compliance Office, and the Office of Emerging Regulatory Issues. Tom joined the organization in 1996. Mr. Selman also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst ® designation. From 1992 to 1996, Mr. Selman was Associate Counsel at the Investment Company Institute, a trade association for the mutual fund industry.
Prior to that time, he served as Special Counsel in the Office of General Counsel at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, a position he held beginning in 1987.
Tom was an Attorney-Advisor to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium, from 1986 to 1987. In addition to his career accomplishments, Mr. Selman has authored articles that were published in Investment Lawyer, The International Lawyer and Insights. Mr. Selman received bachelor's degrees in economics and history from Rice University, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from The University of Texas School of Law, where he was Associate Editor of the Texas Law Review.