Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) officials said Alex Oh has been appointed Director of the Division of Enforcement.
“Our capital markets – and the broader economy – thrive when there are clear rules of the road and a cop on the beat to enforce them,” SEC Chair Gary Gensler said. “Alex brings to the role of Director the right combination of values and experience to vigorously root out wrongdoing in our markets. With her work as a prosecutor, pro bono experience, and time in private practice, she has the expertise as a highly respected lawyer to ensure that the SEC protects investors.”
Oh most recently served as a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and co-chair of the firm’s Anti-Corruption & FCPA Practice Group.
Additionally, officials noted Oh also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York – and was a member of the Securities & Commodities Fraud Task Force and the Major Crimes Unit.
“I’m excited to join the Division of Enforcement’s team of deeply talented and committed public servants,” Oh said. “The Enforcement Division plays a critical role in protecting investors and maintaining fair, orderly, and efficient markets, essential components of the SEC’s mission. I am committed to working tirelessly to uncover and prosecute violations of the law, whether by businesses or their leaders so that we can keep American capital markets the strongest in the world.”