Director - Lifetime Financial Security, Milken Institute
Cheryl L. Evans is a Director at the Milken Institute. She leads the Lifetime Financial Security Program in MI Finance which is focused on ensuring that everyone is financially secure at all stages of their lives and into retirement. Among other things, the Program focuses on fintech and innovative solutions that enhance financial security and equitable long-term savings models.
Evans is an attorney with over 25 years of experience in the securities, capital markets, and asset management spaces. Evans has led content development for Pensions & Investments and worked at CFA Institute where she helped lead the research for their Future of Finance Global Initiative, worked as a Director in Educational Programs, and conducted investigations in their Enforcement Program. She has worked as Special Counsel at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce focusing on securities litigation, capital markets, and general litigation issues.
Evans spent over 10 years at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission working as Senior Counsel in the Division of Enforcement where, among other things, she was a member of the WorldCom team. She also worked in the Division of Trading and Markets focusing on trading rules and new financial products, and she worked in the Division of Examinations.
She worked as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia handling criminal cases, and she served as a Trial Attorney in the Commercial Litigation Section at the U.S. Department of Justice. She has also served as a Judicial Law Clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeal for Veteran’s Claims.
Evans holds a B.A. degree in Psychology and Sociology, a J.D. degree, and an LL.M. degree in transnational business practice. She sits on several corporate boards.