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Stephanie Avakian

Stephanie Avakian

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


Stephanie Avakian was named Co-Director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement in June 2017, after serving as Acting Director since December 2016. She was previously the Division of Enforcement’s Deputy Director, serving from June 2014 to December 2016.

Before being named 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 practice and focused on representing financial institutions, public companies, boards, and individuals in a broad range of investigations and other matters before the SEC and other agencies.

Ms. Avakian previously worked in the Division of Enforcement as a branch chief in the SEC’s New York Regional Office, and later served as counsel to former SEC Commissioner Paul Carey.

Ms. Avakian received her bachelor’s degree from the College of New Jersey and a law degree from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, both with high honors.

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
Enforcement - Enforcement, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
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
Live Seminar  Live Seminar 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, New York, NY
The SEC Speaks in 2019, Thursday, February 21, 2019, Washington, DC
Live Webcast  Live Webcast 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, New York, NY
The SEC Speaks in 2019, Thursday, February 21, 2019, Washington, DC
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