Gerald Hodgkins, an Associate Director of the Division of Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission, will leave the agency at the end of this year for private practice, the agency announced.

During his tenure of two decades at the SEC, Hodgkins has overseen more than 100 enforcement actions covering the full breadth of the agency's jurisdiction, including issuer reporting and disclosure fraud, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and misconduct by entities regulated by the agency. Since being appointed as Associate Director in 2010, Hodgkins also has served as a founding member of the SEC's Claims Review Staff, which makes recommendations to the Commission concerning when and how much to award whistleblowers under the SEC's whistleblower program. He also has served as a member of the SEC's National Labor Management Forum.

Hodgkins joined the SEC in 1997. He became a Branch Chief in 1999, an Assistant Director in 2007, and an Associate Director in 2010. Before joining the SEC, he served as a law clerk to the late Honorable Charles Richey of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He also was a litigation associate in private practice in Washington, D.C.