Peter Bremberg, Boothbay Fund Management

Boothbay Fund Management

Peter Bremberg

Peter Bremberg, the chief operating officer at Boothbay Fund Management,  oversees all operations, treasury management, and counterparty relationships.

Prior to joining Boothbay, Mr. Bremberg was a Director in the Global Prime Solutions & Financing group at BNP Paribas. He spent six years with BNP Paribas, where he was responsible for financing, clearing, and trading relationships with hedge funds and managed account platforms in the US and Canada. Before BNP, he was an early member of IFMR Capital, an emerging market structured credit and specialty finance company in India that has raised over $4 billion through securitized debt transactions since 2009. At IFMR, Mr. Bremberg was Manager of Treasury and Investor Relations, which included structuring IFMR’s balance sheet and establishing relationships with credit and equity investors. He began his career at Bear, Stearns & Co. in the Equities Division, as a research salesperson covering equity and multi-strategy hedge fund clients.

Mr. Bremberg has an M.B.A. in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Michael Brice

BW Cyber Services

Michael has more than 28 years providing technology and related cyber security consulting solutions for multiple industries, including deep experience in financial services. He has held executive positions leading IT strategy and related enterprise software service offerings for blue chip consultancies and publicly traded corporations including: Principal at Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Partner for Unisys, Sr. Director at Infor, and Chief Information Officer at the Industrial Distribution Group, Inc.

Michael has also provided cyber-consulting support to multiple small- to medium-size NFA Members as well as one of the world’s largest hedge funds. Michael served in the US Marine Corps with a specialty in Signals Intelligence.

Paul Caiazzo, Trushield Security Solutions

Paul Caiazzo

Trushield Security Solutions

As co-founder and chief security architect for TruShield Security Solutions, Paul is responsible for developing corporate strategy and leading the technical product and service development efforts of the company. He holds CISSP, CISA, and CEH certifications, and has many years of experience solving complex cyber security challenges within the federal government.

He is responsible for architecting security operations centers around the globe, as well as helping domestic and international clients develop practical threat detection and mitigation strategies. In addition to his position at TruShield, he currently serves as cyber security advisor to the Science and Technology Policy Center for Development.

Andrew Calamari, Finn Dixon & Herling

Finn Dixon & Herling

Andrew Calamari, former head of the SEC’s New York office for the past five years, will be joining Finn Dixon & Herling as a partner on January 15. He will be a member of the firm’s practice groups in government and internal investigations, litigation, and investment advisors/broker-dealers. He will represent clients in securities litigation, enforcement and internal investigations and accounting-related matters. He will also be available to advise regulated entities and persons on compliance and examination issues.

He began his tenure at the SEC in 2000 as an enforcement attorney and rose through the ranks to ultimately lead the SEC’s New York Office. As the Regional director, he led a staff of about 400 enforcement attorneys, accountants, investigators and compliance examiners involved in the investigation and prosecution of enforcement actions and the performance of compliance inspections in the New York region.

Before joining the SEC, Calamari served as a law clerk to the Honorable John Cannella, US District Judge for the Southern District of New York, and then spent nearly 15 years in private law practicing including as a litigation partner at Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine.

He graduated Fordham Law School (JD 1985, cum laude) and the Fordham University College of Business Administration (BS 1982). He is admitted to practice law in New York and the US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.



James Carolan, Withers Bergman

Withers Bergman

James Carolan

James Carolan

Jim Carolan heads the US real estate practice for Withers Bergman LLP (, a firm with offices throughout Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and the US.  His practice focuses on property investment, as well as financing, leasing, disposition, and development for clients including private clients, family offices, equity investors, business owners, universities, charities, art galleries, fashion brands and museums.  Examples of the work he does for families include acquisition of equity stakes in retail, office and hospitality investments; direct acquisition of properties; sorting out complicated co-ownership problems; advising on the creation of real estate investment companies; construction and design issues; structuring the deployment of money to charitable organizations for construction of facilities; his team also advises on luxury residential, in and outside the US.

Before joining Withers, Jim spent 14 years in Yale University’s Office of General Counsel, advising the university’s endowment and central offices on real estate investment and development and on a wide range of business issues.

He is active with various bar and charitable activities, and is a frequent speaker and writer on topics related to his practice.  Among other boards he serves, Jim is President of the Friends of FAI-The Foundation for the Italian Environment, Inc., which supports the restoration and public enjoyment of Italy’s abundant cultural and natural assets.  Educated at Cornell (AB), Stanford (ABD) and UCONN (JD), Jim has taught on real estate topics in the graduate and/or law programs at Yale, Cornell and Columbia Universities, and actively participates in bar and other associations including the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, New York City Bar Association, the National Association of College and University Attorneys and the Higher Education Real Estate Lawyers group.