Conferences and Speeches

SEC Historical Society: A Decade of SEC Enforcement Specialization

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM ET
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM CT
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM PT

The Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society will host an upcoming virtual program discussing the last 10 years of specialization within the SEC's Enforcement Division, moderated by Morgan Lewis litigation partner, Jeffrey Boujoukos. 

In 2010, the Division announced the formation of national specialized units established in five priority areas: asset management; market abuse; structured and new products; foreign corrupt practices; and municipal securities and public pensions. A sixth unit, focusing on cybersecurity, was formed in 2017.

The Commission announced the new units would “help provide the additional structure, resources, and expertise necessary for enforcement staff to keep pace with ever-changing markets and more comprehensively investigate cases involving complex products, markets, regulatory regimes, practices and transactions."

The new structure, which included a new Office of Market Intelligence, was considered the most significant reorganization since the Enforcement Division's establishment in 1972.

Led by the units' current leaders, this program will explore the evolution, successes, and challenges of the Division's specialized units over the last decade.