Charu Chandrasekhar is an Assistant Regional Director in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement and leads the Division’s Retail Strategy Task Force, which develops data-driven, targeted initiatives to identify large-scale misconduct impacting retail investors. Ms. Chandrasekhar previously was a Senior Advisor and Senior Counsel in the Division of Enforcement’s Market Abuse Unit, where she worked on numerous insider trading cases involving corporate insiders, broker dealers, and hedge funds; multiple matters involving violations of the federal securities laws by exchanges, dark pools and other trading venues, including the Commission’s largest settlement against a dark pool and one of the Commission’s largest stock exchange settlements, and several cyber investigations. Ms. Chandrasekhar joined the SEC after working as a litigator at a law firm in New York and serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Ms. Chandrasekhar received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A. from Yale University.