Robert Burson is Senior Associate Regional Director for the Chicago Regional Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In that capacity, he oversees enforcement activities in the Chicago Regional Office. Mr. Burson joined the staff of the SEC in 1990 after practicing law in the private sector. He has been responsible for numerous successful investigations of accounting and financial fraud, international offering fraud, insider trading, and misconduct by broker-dealers, investment advisers and investment companies. In 2002, he received the SEC's Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to the enforcement program. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Yale Law School.