On January 31, the SEC announced that George Canellos will serve as Acting Director for the Division of Enforcement. Mr. Canellos currently is the Deputy Director of that division, and effective February 8, 2013, will fill the director role vacated by the departing Robert Khuzami. Mr. Canellos was appointed Deputy Director in June 2012 and, according to the release, has been instrumental in developing the division’s Cooperation Program, in generating numerous programmatic, policy, and legislative initiatives, and in critical decisions on national priority enforcement actions. He previously served three years as Director of the SEC’s New York Regional Office.
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