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  • SEC Enforcement Co-Chief Canellos Stepping Down After Four Years

    George Canellos, who played a key role in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s efforts to punish misconduct related to the 2008 financial crisis, is leaving the agency after more than four years.

  • SEC Door, Spinning Mightily, Smacks Investors

    The appalling -- yet hardly surprising -- news that Robert Khuzami, the former enforcement director at the Securities and Exchange Commission, has cashed in his four-year stint for a $5 million-plus salary at Kirkland & Ellis, a prominent Wall Street law firm, is the latest example of the corrupt relationship between money and power in the U.S.

  • Ex-SEC Enforcement Chief Khuzami Joins Kirkland: Firm

    Robert Khuzami, the former head of enforcement at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, is joining Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

  • SEC Enforcement Chief Khuzami Said to Leave Agency Next Month

    Robert Khuzami, who led the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s enforcement division’s pursuit of financial industry wrongdoing related to the subprime crisis, plans to step down as early as next month, three people with knowledge of the matter said.

  • Khuzami Says He Will Step Down as SEC’s Top Enforcement Cop

    -- Robert Khuzami, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement chief who led the agency’s pursuit of financial crime after the credit crisis, said he would step down.

  • Is the SEC’s New Enforcement Zeal for Real?

    Mary Jo White, the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, has been on a charm offensive of late, hoping to prove that her agency is no longer the lap dog of Wall Street.

  • Khuzami Says SEC ‘Very Focused’ on Policing High-Speed Traders

    Robert Khuzami, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s enforcement chief, said the agency is “very focused” on bringing cases against exchanges and traders when system or programming failures harm investors.

  • Rajaratnam Case Shows Outmanned, Outgunned SEC on a Roll

    One late afternoon in March 2007, Sanjay Wadhwa sat at his desk transfixed by the data on his computer screen. Wadhwa was then a low-level supervisor in the Wall Street office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigating a supposedly routine case of “cherry- picking.” The SEC had gotten a complaint that Rengan Rajaratnam, the founder of Sedna Capital Management LLC, a small hedge fund, was doling out a disproportionate share of his best trades to the beneficiaries of a “friends and family” account. It was Wadhwa’s job to figure out what was going on, Bloomberg Businessweek reports in its April 23 issue.

  • Schapiro SEC Seen Ineffectual Amid Dodd-Frank Funding Curbs

    On a stormy night in October 2009, Mary Schapiro , the newly appointed head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, returned to her alma mater, Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to be inducted into the hall of fame for student athletes. Receiving her award, she grasped the podium, confessed she was near tears and spoke of how she had never even seen a lacrosse game before attending college.

  • SEC’s Khuzami Says Document Destruction Hasn’t Harmed Probes

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Enforcement Director Robert Khuzami said the agency’s investigations haven’t been harmed by a policy of discarding documents related to initial inquiries.

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