Press Release

Morgan Lewis Hosts US Securities and Exchange Commission New York Regional Office Director for “Burning Issues at the SEC” Panel

September 28, 2015

Andrew Calamari joins Morgan Lewis partners for discussion on issues facing the SEC, its priorities, and a look at the coming year

NEW YORK, September 28, 2015: Morgan Lewis partners Timothy Burke and Merri Jo Gillette will be joined by US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) New York Office Regional Director Andrew Calamari for a panel discussion in the firm’s New York office on September 29, 2015.

The panel will examine issues facing the SEC, its current priorities, and what 2016 may bring. Panelists will also address the Commission’s practice of deciding cases through administrative proceedings.

As the Commission’s New York Regional Office Director, Mr. Calamari supervises enforcement attorneys, accountants, investigators, and compliance examiners in the New York Region. He served as Associate Director and co-head of Enforcement for the SEC in the state for eight years before assuming his present position. Mr. Calamari was engaged in private law practice for nearly 15 years prior to joining the Commission in 2000. He has co-authored a treatise on Complex Litigation and is co-author of the securities litigation chapter in a Matthew Bender treatise on securities law.

Co-head of the firm’s Securities Enforcement and Litigation practice, Mr. Burke handles a wide variety of securities regulatory and litigation matters. He represents broker-dealers, investment advisers, registered representatives, senior management, compliance officials, and others in connection with private and public investigations and enforcement proceedings brought by the SEC, FINRA, and other self-regulatory organizations as well as numerous state regulators. Mr. Burke’s experience also includes civil litigation matters and arbitration proceedings relating to securities issues. He has handled matters across the country and cases involving transactions in Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Ms. Gillette, co-head of the firm’s Securities Enforcement and Litigation practice and formerly the SEC’s regional director of the Chicago office, regularly represents securities industry firms, including investment advisers, broker-dealers and funds; and public companies and their officers and boards of directors in SEC enforcement investigations and proceedings. These matters have included a wide range of subject matters, including financial reporting, insider trading, regulatory compliance, market structure, complex financial instruments, and municipal securities. She also counsels regulated entities during SEC examinations, conducts internal investigations, and advises on compliance and corporate governance issues.

A live broadcast of the program will be provided by the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society and accessible here.