Thursday, February 19, 2009
As expected, Chair Schapiro announced today that former federal prosecutor Robert Khuzami has been named Director of the Division of Enforcement. As the SEC release emphasizes, Mr. Khuzami previously served as a federal prosecutor for 11 years with the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. As Chief of that Office's Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force for three years, Mr. Khuzami prosecuted numerous complex securities and white-collar criminal matters, including those involving insider trading, Ponzi schemes, accounting and financial statement fraud, organized crime infiltration of the securities markets, and IPO and investment adviser fraud. Mr. Khuzami most recently served as General Counsel for the Americas at Deutsche Bank AG.