Stevie D. Conlon, vice president, tax and regulatory counsel for Wolters Kluwer, holds dual responsibilities. She leads the firm’s U.S. Advisory Services group, which offers consultative expertise to help financial institutions comply with regulatory requirements. Conlon is also a leader with the firm’s Investment Compliance Solutions line of business, where she oversees tax regulatory issues and development. Both of these businesses are part of Wolters Kluwer’s Compliance Solutions business unit.
Ms. Conlon also leads the firm’s Compliance Solutions Fintech Task Force. She often speaks and writes on cryptocurrency, fintech and financial derivatives tax and regulatory issues. The U.S. Treasury Fintech Report and the OCC Fintech Announcement: What They Mean for Banks and Fintechs,” August 2018). A former partner at large law firms, an attorney licensed to practice in New York and Illinois, and a CPA, she has co-authored a legal treatise, a book, and over 50 articles on financial derivatives as well as tax and securities law compliance issues.
Conlon is a member of the advisory boards for the Journal of Taxation of Financial Products and Derivatives Report. She is a former chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Tax Section Financial Transactions Committee, former ABA Tax Section Council director, former chair of the Chicago Bar Association Federal Taxation Committee, a member of ABA Tax Section Financial Transactions and Investment Management committees, a member of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section Financial Instruments Committee, and a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. She has extensive experience analyzing financial industry regulatory compliance challenges, evaluating industry impact, and advising clients on compliance and risk mitigation strategies and solutions. Conlon has been quoted in various news publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Barron’s, Securities Technology Monitor, Tax Notes, Coindesk, and InvestmentNews.
In 2013, Conlon received the Tony Fireman Award from the Shareholder Services Association in recognition for her exceptional contributions to the financial services industry and initiatives related to cost-basis accounting in particular. For over 30 years, she has participated as an expert and advisor relating to the development and analysis of many federal compliance regulations and compliance tools. She has extensive experience analyzing financial industry regulatory compliance challenges, evaluating industry impact, and advising clients on compliance and risk mitigation strategies.