Joseph Punturo is an Assistant Attorney General at the New York State Attorney General's Office (“OAG”), where he has worked for nearly 28 years. He currently serves as the Franchise Section Chief in the OAG's Investor Protection Bureau, which is responsible for enforcing New York's securities and franchise laws. In his role, Mr. Punturo manages franchise law enforcement and registration matters and participates in securities cases. He was recognized for his excellent service with a Louis J. Lefkowitz Memorial Award. Mr. Punturo is an active North American Securities Administrators Association member, serving on the Franchise Project Group, the Business and Accounting Project Group, and the Corporate Finance Section Committee. Additionally, he chaired the Franchise, Distribution, and Licensing Law Committee of the New York State Bar Association and was a member of the Securities Regulation, Securities Arbitration, and Executive Committees. Mr. Punturo has authored numerous Franchise Law-related articles and presented on the subject for organizations that include NASAA, NYSBA, the New York City Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.