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Andrew J. Ceresney

Andrew J. Ceresney

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Director, Division of Enforcement
Washington, DC, USA


Mr. Ceresney is the Director of the SEC’s Enforcement Division, which has more than 1,300 people throughout the country focused on enforcing the federal securities law.  He joined the SEC in April 2013. 

Prior to joining the SEC, Mr. Ceresney served as a partner in the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where he was co-chair of the White Collar Group and focused on representing entities and individuals in white collar criminal and SEC investigations, complex civil litigation and internal corporate investigations.

Prior to joining Debevoise, Mr. Ceresney served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he was a Deputy Chief Appellate Attorney and a member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force and the Major Crimes Unit.  As a prosecutor, Mr. Ceresney handled numerous white collar criminal investigations, trial and appeals, including matters relating to securities fraud, mail and wire fraud, and money laundering.

Mr. Ceresney served as a law clerk to the Honorable Dennis Jacobs, Chief Judge of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1997 to 1998.  He served as law clerk to the Honorable Michael Mukasey, formerly Chief Judge of the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, from 1996 to 1997.

Mr. Ceresney is a graduate of Columbia College and Yale Law School.

Andrew J. Ceresney is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters The Attorney-Client Privilege and Internal Investigations: Privilege Issues in Structuring an Investigation and Interviewing Witnesses - Ethics in Context: August 2015, Thursday, August 06, 2015
Outline of Selected SEC Enforcement Actions (November 2014) - Securities Regulation Institute (47th Annual), Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Recent Developments in Delaware Corporate Law - Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2016, Friday, February 12, 2016
Web Segment  Web Segment Government Enforcement Priorities: What’s on the Agenda Now, and in 2016? - 47th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Sunday, November 01, 2015
The Latest Developments in Enforcement and Compliance - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Thirteenth Annual), Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Enforcement - The SEC Speaks in 2016, Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Enforcement Priorities - Enforcement 2016: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Monday, May 02, 2016
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Government Enforcement Priorities: What’s on the Agenda Now, and in 2016? - Government Enforcement Priorities: What’s on the Agenda Now, and in 2016?, Sunday, November 01, 2015
The Latest Developments in Enforcement and Compliance - The Latest Developments in Enforcement and Compliance, Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Enforcement - Enforcement, Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Enforcement Priorities - Enforcement Priorities, Monday, May 02, 2016
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Government Enforcement Priorities: What’s on the Agenda Now, and in 2016? - Government Enforcement Priorities: What’s on the Agenda Now, and in 2016?, Sunday, November 01, 2015
The Latest Developments in Enforcement and Compliance - The Latest Developments in Enforcement and Compliance, Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Enforcement - Enforcement, Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Enforcement Priorities - Enforcement Priorities, Monday, May 02, 2016
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 47th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 04, 2015, New York, NY
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Thirteenth Annual), Wednesday, November 25, 2015, New York, NY
The SEC Speaks in 2016, Tuesday, March 01, 2016, Washington, DC
Enforcement 2016: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Tuesday, May 03, 2016, New York, NY
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks The SEC Speaks in 2016
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