Gretchen E. Lee

Chief Compliance Officer

(626) 792-2228  

Gretchen joined the firm in 2018 and serves as Chief Compliance Officer. Immediately before joining Clifford Swan, Gretchen managed Crown City Compliance, a compliance consultancy firm she founded in 2009. Previously, she was Chief Compliance Officer at Gamble Jones Investment Counsel and an Investment Associate at Engemann Asset Management

Gretchen received her B.A. in Economics from Scripps College in 1992 and frequently volunteers for her alma mater. She particularly enjoyed helping develop curriculum for the college’s Financial Literacy Program. Gretchen supports her community by volunteering for Mayfield Senior School  and Maranatha High School. She and her husband enjoy spending time in the outdoors with their son and daughter—hiking and snow skiing are the family’s favorite activities.


“I am most impressed by the collaboration of the team at Clifford Swan. Everyone is given an opportunity to better the firm and therefore our service to clients.”

Southern California Compliance Group
National Society of Compliance Professionals
Scripps College, Bachelor of Arts, Economics, 1992

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