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Former SEC Enforcement Director rejoins Debevoise

Scuttlebutt | January 31, 2017

Andrew Ceresney, who served from April 2013 to December 2016 as the Director of Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission, will return to the law firm Debevoise as co-chair of the litigation department, where he will practice primarily in the White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group.

Ceresney will represent companies, boards of directors, and individuals in criminal, SEC, and other state and federal regulatory matters, and will handle internal corporate investigations and complex civil litigation. He will join Mary Beth Hogan as co-chair of the Litigation Department, succeeding John Kiernan, who was elected President of the New York City Bar Association last year.

During his nearly four years as head of the SEC’s largest division, serving under Chair Mary Jo White, Ceresney implemented numerous initiatives that strengthened the Division of Enforcement’s impact. Under his leadership, the Division brought a record number of cases, including first-of-their...

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