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SEC names co-directors for Enforcement Division

Joe Mont | June 12, 2017

On June 8, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Acting Director of the Division of Enforcement Stephanie Avakian and former federal prosecutor Steven Peikin have been named co-directors of the Enforcement Division. 

The Enforcement Division is the agency's largest unit, with more than 1,200 investigators, accountants, trial attorneys, and other professionals.

“There is no place for bad actors in our capital markets, particularly those that prey on investors and undermine confidence in our economy,” said Chairman Jay Clayton in a statement. “Stephanie and Steve will aggressively police our capital markets and enforce our nation’s securities laws as co-directors. They have each demonstrated market knowledge, impeccable character, and commitment to public service, and I am confident their combined talents and experience will enable them to effectively lead the division going forward.”

Avakian was named acting director of the Enforcement Division...

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