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Stephanie Avakian

Stephanie Avakian

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Co-Director, Division of Enforcement
Washington, DC, USA


Ms. Avakian is the Co- Director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement, which has nearly 1,700 people throughout the country focused on enforcing and supporting enforcement of the federal securities laws. From June 2014 to January 2017, she served as Deputy Director of the Division of Enforcement. In January 2017, she was named Acting Director of the Division of Enforcement and served in that role until she was named Co-Director of Division in June 2017.

Prior to her appointment as Deputy Director, Ms. Avakian was a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, where she served as a vice chair of the firm’s securities department. Ms. Avakian represented public companies, financial institutions, boards, and individuals in a broad range of investigations and other matters before the SEC and other agencies.

Ms. Avakian previously worked in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement as a branch chief in the New York Regional Office and as counsel to former SEC Commissioner Paul Carey.
Stephanie Avakian is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Government Enforcement Priorities: What’s New, What’s Hot and What’s Not? - 49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Monday, November 13, 2017
Enforcement - The SEC Speaks in 2018, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Government Enforcement Priorities: What’s New, What’s Hot and What’s Not? - Government Enforcement Priorities: What’s New, What’s Hot and What’s Not?, Monday, November 13, 2017
Enforcement - Enforcement, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Government Enforcement Priorities: What’s New, What’s Hot and What’s Not? - Government Enforcement Priorities: What’s New, What’s Hot and What’s Not?, Monday, November 13, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Government Enforcement Priorities: What’s New, What’s Hot and What’s Not? - Government Enforcement Priorities: What’s New, What’s Hot and What’s Not?, Monday, November 13, 2017
Enforcement - Enforcement, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Sunday, December 03, 2017, New York, NY
The SEC Speaks in 2018, Saturday, March 03, 2018, Washington, DC
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks The SEC Speaks in 2018
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