Prior to joining Faegre Drinker, Walé served as senior counsel in the SEC’s Division of Investment Management Rulemaking Office, where he managed regulatory policy and rulemaking relating to investment advisers and investment companies. Walé served as member of the rulemaking team that helped develop the investment adviser fiduciary interpretation and IABD rulemaking package, ESG Investment Practices Disclosure rules, and amendments to the Funds Name Rule. He also served as principal staff counsel for the SEC’s Asset Management Advisory Committee (AMAC) Environmental, Social, and Governance Subcommittee, and the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Subcommittee, where he provided technical, governance and subject matter guidance to members of the subcommittees.
Walé started his legal career at FINRA in the Office of Fraud Detection and Market Intelligence, where he conducted investigations of potential violations of securities law and FINRA rules by examining public statements, stock promotional materials and trading data.
Walé practices the Afro-Brazilian martial art Capoeira – a style that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music. He is an avid traveler and supports Chelsea Football Club in the Barclays Premier League.