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Alistaire Bambach

US Securities and Exchange Commission
Assistant Regional Director and Chief Bankruptcy Counsel
New York, NY, USA


Alistaire Bambach has been an Assistant Regional Director and Chief Bankruptcy Counsel to the Division of Enforcement since 2001. She was previously a Senior Trial Counsel in the Division of Enforcement. Ms. Bambach obtained a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in 1983 and a J.D. in 1986 from the University of Houston Law Center. From 1986-1987, she was a law clerk for the Hon. Carl O. Bue, Jr., United States District Judge, Southern District of Texas. From 1988-1994, Ms. Bambach was associated with the firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York.  Since 1995, Ms. Bambach has worked at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. In her current position Ms. Bambach is counsel to the SEC's Enforcement Division on all bankruptcy and insolvency matters, and has oversight over the SEC's receivership program. Ms. Bambach is also responsible for investigating and litigating complex financial fraud cases which result in corporate insolvencies. These cases include Enron, WorldCom, Adelphia, Lehman, Madoff and MF Global. Ms. Bambach is a frequent lecturer on the SEC's practices and procedures and on the intersection of the federal securities laws and bankruptcy and insolvency law. In 2006, Ms. Bambach received the Stanley Sporkin Award.
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