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August 2, 2023

Mona Benach Joins Better Markets as Senior Securities Specialist

Washington, D.C.  –  Mona Benach has joined Better Markets as a Senior Securities Specialist. She comes to Better Markets from private practice in securities litigation, where she most recently served as Senior Counsel representing public corporations and individuals before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB.)

“Mona brings an outstanding record of legal experience and a nuanced understanding of the legal process and how it impacts policymaking and regulatory issues,” said Better Markets Co-Founder, President & CEO, Dennis Kelleher. “Mona’s bright legal mind and mix of experience in the private and public sectors will prove invaluable as our legal team works to make an even greater impact on cases, rules, and regulations that prioritize the economic security and prosperity of all Americans.”

“I am excited to join Better Markets and contribute to its tireless work to make our financial system fairer and more accessible,” said Benach. “I look forward to contributing to the rulemaking process at the SEC and promoting policies that ensure our trading markets remain stable, fair and transparent.”

Benach also previously served as Assistant Director at the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board and as Assistant General Counsel at a large financial services company. From 2008-2013 she served in the Division of Enforcement at the SEC as Senior Counsel.  She began her legal career as an associate at Arnold & Porter and was a judicial law clerk for Hon. Deborah K. Chasanow from 2001-2002.

Benach graduated as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar from Columbia Law School where she was a member of the Columbia Law Review and she received her BA from The Johns Hopkins University.


Better Markets is a non-profit, non-partisan, and independent organization founded in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis to promote the public interest in the financial markets, support the financial reform of Wall Street and make our financial system work for all Americans again. Better Markets works with allies—including many in finance—to promote pro-market, pro-business and pro-growth policies that help build a stronger, safer financial system that protects and promotes Americans’ jobs, savings, retirements and more. To learn more, visit


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