Jessica Hopper has been executive vice president and head of enforcement at FINRA since January 2020, after being named acting head of enforcement in September 2019. She joined FINRA in 2004 as an enforcement attorney and later was promoted to vice president in charge of the regional enforcement program in Washington DC. She became deputy head of enforcement in 2016.
She reports directly to FINRA's CEO, Robert W. Cook.
While Hopper was at FINRA, the department brought enforcement actions for a range of violations of both FINRA rules and federal securities laws, including its largest-ever enforcement action. She also led the integration of two separate enforcement teams within the organization. 
On January 24, 2023, FINRA announced that Hopper would depart from the agency on February 3, 2023 and that Christopher Kelly, senior vice president and deputy head of Enforcement, would take over as the acting head of Enforcement until FINRA selected a new head.
Before joining FINRA, from 2000 to 2004, she was part of Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc.'s Legal & Compliance team, focusing on retail sales compliance. She began her career as a litigation attorney in private practice.
Hopper holds a J.D. from the University of Toledo College of Law and earned a B.A. from Hillsdale College.
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