A native of Missouri, Norman Champ is currently the Deputy Director of the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where he has served since January 2010.
Norman Champ graduated summa cum laude in 1985 from Princeton University with a Bachelor’s degree in History. Following Princeton, Norm Champ was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in the United Kingdom. He spent a year at King's College London, where he earned his Master of Arts in War Studies. Upon returning to the United States, Norman Champ attended Harvard Law School, earning his Juris Doctor in 1989 and graduating cum laude.
Soon after completing his education, Norman Champ accepted a position as Law Clerk to the Honorable Charles S. Haight, Jr., a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. In this role, Mr. Champ gained experience with all aspects of jury trials at the federal level. In 1992, Mr. Champ accepted a position with the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York City. He specialized in mergers and acquisitions law, rising to become a senior lawyer with the firm.
Norman Champ left Davis Polk & Wardwell to become Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Chilton Investment Company, the multi-billion dollar hedge fund management company. For a decade, he worked as general counsel and as a member of the company’s Executive Committee. Mr. Champ opened additional offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, London, and Chengdu, China. For three years, Mr. Champ also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Managed Funds Association and the Chair of its Investor Protection Task Force.
In late 2009, Norman Champ moved from his high-powered position on Wall Street to become the Associate Regional Director for Investment Management Examinations of the SEC in New York City. He has since been promoted to his current position, where he helps manage more than 800 examiners in 12 offices across the United States. At various points, he also has served as Acting Associate Director of the National Broker-Dealer Exam Program, Acting Associate Director of the National Investment Adviser/Investment Company Exam Program and supervised the credit rating agency exam program.