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Jina L. Choi

Jina L. Choi

US Securities and Exchange Commission
Regional Director- SFRO
San Francisco, CA, USA


Jina L. Choi is the Regional Director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s San Francisco Regional Office. The Regional Office has a staff of over 100 people and is responsible for the SEC’s enforcement and examination programs in Northern California, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho and Alaska with almost 1000 investment advisers (and $3.4 trillion in assets under management), almost 50 mutual fund complexes and over 250 broker-dealers located in the region. The public and pre-IPO companies located in the region are among the most sophisticated and closely-followed issuers in the country, including those in Silicon Valley, Seattle and Portland. Prior to her appointment as Director of the Regional Office, Ms. Choi served as an Assistant Regional Director and in the Division of Enforcement’s Market Abuse Unit. She has conducted and supervised investigations into financial reporting fraud, insider trading, misconduct by investment advisers and brokers and other securities law violations.

Ms. Choi also served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Texas. Before joining the SEC, Ms. Choi clerked for the Honorable Robert P. Patterson, Jr. (SDNY), worked as an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York and served as a Trial Attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC. She received her BA from Oberlin College and her JD from Yale Law School.

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