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Steven R. Peikin

Steven R. Peikin

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


Steven Peikin was named Co-Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement in June 2017.

Before serving at the Commission, Mr. Peikin was Managing Partner of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP’s Criminal Defense and Investigations Group. His practice focused on white-collar criminal defense, regulatory enforcement, and internal investigations.

From 1996 to 2004, Mr. Peikin served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York. He was Chief of the Office’s Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, where he supervised some of the nation’s highest profile prosecutions of accounting fraud, insider trading, market manipulation, and abuses in the foreign exchange market. As a prosecutor, Mr. Peikin also personally investigated and tried a wide variety of cases involving securities and commodities fraud, as well as other crimes.

Mr. Peikin received his bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a law degree from Harvard Law School, both magna cum laude. Following law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable J. Edward Lumbard, United States Circuit Judge, Second Circuit, and the Honorable Robert P. Patterson, Jr., United States District Judge, Southern District of New York.

Mr. Peikin is Adjunct Professor of Law at NYU Law School. He is President of the Board of Directors of the Center For Hearing and Communication, a non-profit health and human services agency that serves the deaf and hard of hearing.

Steven R. Peikin is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Internal Investigations Do’s and Don’ts: Eleven Lessons from Real World Cases - Internal Investigations 2017, Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks The SEC Speaks in 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Enforcement - The SEC Speaks in 2018, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Enforcement Priorities, Monday, May 14, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Enforcement - Enforcement, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Enforcement Priorities - Enforcement Priorities, Monday, May 14, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Enforcement - Enforcement, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Enforcement Priorities - Enforcement Priorities, Monday, May 14, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs The SEC Speaks in 2018, Saturday, March 03, 2018, Washington, DC
Enforcement 2018: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Internal Investigations 2018, Friday, June 22, 2018, New York, NY
White Collar Crime 2018: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Wednesday, October 03, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Internal Investigations 2018, Friday, June 22, 2018, New York, NY
White Collar Crime 2018: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Wednesday, October 03, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Internal Investigations 2018, Friday, June 22, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Internal Investigations 2018, Friday, June 22, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Internal Investigations 2018, Friday, June 22, 2018, Cleveland, OH
White Collar Crime 2018: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Wednesday, October 03, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
White Collar Crime 2018: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Wednesday, October 03, 2018, Atlanta, GA
White Collar Crime 2018: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Wednesday, October 03, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
White Collar Crime 2018: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Wednesday, October 03, 2018, Nashville, TN
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