John J. Sikora, Jr. directs a group of enforcement attorneys for the Chicago Regional Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission. He is also part of the asset management specialty unit which focuses on investigations involving investment advisers, investment companies, hedge funds and private equity funds. Mr. Sikora, who joined the SEC's Enforcement Division in 1997, has directed investigations and actions involving a wide variety of securities law violations including fraudulent securities offerings, fraud and reporting violations by public companies, market manipulations, investment adviser and broker-dealer fraud, improper professional conduct by accountants and insider trading. Mr. Sikora earned his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 1991, where he was an Executive Editor of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. He earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from Trinity University in 1988.