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Richard Best

Richard Best

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Regional Director, Atlanta Regional Office, Division of Enforcement
Atlanta, GA, USA


Richard R. Best was named Regional Director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Atlanta Regional Office in February 2018. He was previously the Regional Director of the Salt Lake Regional Office, serving from July 2015 to February 2018.

Before coming to the Commission, Mr. Best was a Chief Counsel in the Department of Enforcement of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Mr. Best was also a Director, Senior Trial Attorney and Trial Attorney at FINRA.

Mr. Best previously worked as an Assistant District Attorney in the Office of the Bronx County District Attorney. He was a supervisor in the Office’s Rackets Bureau where he managed high-profile public integrity and organized crime prosecutions, among other matters. 

Mr. Best received his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York, College at Old Westbury and a law degree from the Howard University School of Law.
Richard Best is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Enforcement - The SEC Speaks in 2018, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Enforcement - Enforcement, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Enforcement - Enforcement, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Enforcement - Enforcement, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs The SEC Speaks in 2018, Saturday, March 03, 2018, Washington, DC
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