Wednesday, January 13, 2010
The SEC's Enforcement Division announced the appointment of the newest members of its national leadership team in what the Division describes as "its most significant reorganization since its establishment in 1972." The Division established five priority areas dedicated to particular highly specialized and complex areas of securities law.
In addition, the Division created a new Office of Market Intelligence that is responsible for the collection, analysis, and monitoring of the hundreds of thousands of tips, complaints, and referrals that the SEC receives each year.
The agency also announced a series of measures to further strengthen its enforcement program by encouraging greater cooperation from individuals and companies in the agency's investigations and enforcement actions.