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Ceresney Breaks Down Recent Results of Busy SEC Litigation Docket

Bruce Carton | May 19, 2015

Last week, in a speech delivered at the New York City Bar 4th Annual White Collar Institute, SEC Director of Enforcement Andrew Ceresney provided some detailed updates on the work of his Division's national litigation program.

Ceresney characterized Enforcement's litigation docket as "busy," with approximately 130 litigators in the national trial unit who are currently litigating more than 550 cases. He stated that in FY 2014, which ended September 30, 2014, the agency had 30 cases go to trial -- the largest number of trials in the last 10 years, which included more than five times the number of jury trials than in FY 2013. (Based on my own count of the FY 2014 trials, the SEC's 30 trials included 18 cases in federal court and 12...

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