Thomas C. Swiers is a branch chief in the Office of International Affairs, US Securities and Exchange Commission, responsible for international enforcement. Mr. Swiers started at the Commission in 1998 working in the Office of Chief Counsel for the Division of Enforcement. Later, Mr. Swiers moved to investigations where he conducted securities investigations in financial fraud, insider trading, front running, market manipulation, Ponzi-prime bank schemes, internal controls and books and records violations. In 2002 and 2003, Mr. Swiers served as a special Assistant United States Attorney and prosecuted a range of felony and misdemeanor criminal matters, including bank fraud, credit card fraud, forgery, embezzlement of postal funds, and unlawful possession of controlled substances. Prior to coming to the SEC, Mr. Swiers was a litigator specializing in medical malpractice defense with a private law firm for six years.