Anita Bandy is an Associate Director in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement, where she assists in planning and directing the Commission’s enforcement program. Anita joined the Commission in 2004 and then served in several positions of increasing responsibility in the Enforcement program. During her tenure at the Commission, Anita has led multiple enforcement initiatives and has supervised dozens of investigations that resulted in actions spanning a wide range of matters, including financial fraud, offering frauds, market manipulation, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, and other illegal acts that occur in the mergers & acquisitions, cyber, broker-dealer and investment-adviser space. Prior to joining the SEC, Anita spent several years in private practice at the law firm of Proskauer LLP, where she focused on white collar and SEC defense work. She received her J.D. with honors from American University and her undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Michigan.