2015 Fall Conference Speaker
Patricia D. Struck is the Administrator of the Securities Division of Wisconsin’s Department of Financial Institutions. She is a past president of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection. Its membership consists of the securities administrators in the 50 states and Canada. She currently chairs its Investment Adviser Section and State Legislation Committee, and is vice-chair of its Senior Issues Committee. She is a member of the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates and of the ABA’s Commission on Law and Aging; and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She is a past Chair of the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Wisconsin (2011-2012). She served on the Board of Governors (2009-2012). She has chaired the State Bar’s Business Law Section and served on its Board as well as serving on the State Bar’s Multidisciplinary Practice Commission. She is a Fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation. Before beginning her public service career, she was an attorney with a large regional bank and graduated from the American Bankers Association’s National Trust School. She speaks frequently on the subjects of securities regulation as well as the prevention of financial fraud against older investors. She serves on the Boards of Directors of TEMPO Madison and the Madison Ballet and is a member of Madison Downtown Rotary. She was selected as one of the “Top 25 Wisconsin Women SuperLawyers” (2007) and as a Wisconsin “SuperLawyer” (2006-2009) and has an AV Martindale-Hubbell rating. She has a B.A. degree in Romance Languages from Mount Holyoke College and a J.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.