Today’s resignation of Oh, “who spent more than 20 years as a Wall Street defense lawyer and only a little more than three years as a prosecutor in the last millennium, should be viewed as an opportunity for the agency to select someone more appropriately qualified for the job, one with deep and broad experience in protecting the public interest without fear or favor,” Kelleher said.
Hodgman served as the Enforcement Division’s Acting Director from January 2021, through April 2021. Before that, she was the associate director in the SEC’s Home Office since October 2016. Hodgman began working in the Enforcement Division in 2008 as a staff attorney, and joined the Market Abuse Unit in 2010 and was promoted to Assistant Director in 2012.
Hodgman earned her Master of Laws with distinction in securities and financial regulation in 2007 from Georgetown University Law Center, her law degree with high honors from Georgetown University Law Center in 1994, and her Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in 1990.
Before joining the SEC staff, she worked as an associate at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in Washington.