LeeAnn Ghazil Gaunt was named Chief of the Enforcement Division’s Public Finance Abuse Unit in November 2013. As Chief of the Unit, Ms. Gaunt oversees enforcement attorneys and industry specialists in eight Commission offices. The Unit investigates potential violations of the federal securities laws in the area of public finance, including municipal securities and public pension funds.
Ms. Gaunt joined the Commission in 2000 and previously served as a branch chief and an assistant director with the Boston Regional Office, where she investigated and supervised matters in various areas, including pay-to-play, offering fraud, investment adviser fraud, insider trading and financial fraud.
Prior to joining the Commission, Ms. Gaunt was a litigation associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Goodwin Procter LLP.
Ms. Gaunt received a bachelor’s degree from Fairfield University and a law degree from Northeastern University School of Law.