Sharon Y. Bowen is a partner at the law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP. She joined Latham & Watkins as an associate in 1988 and became partner in 1991. Prior to this, from 1982 to 1988, Ms. Bowen was an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. Ms. Bowen also currently serves as a Member and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, a position she has held since 2010. She has served on the Boards of Northwestern University School of Law, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, and Public Education Needs Civic Involvement in Learning. Ms. Bowen received a B.A. from the University of Virginia, a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management.