Aaron W. Lipson named as Associate Regional Director for Enforcement in the SEC’s Atlanta Regional Office

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that Aaron W. Lipson has been named the Associate Regional Director for enforcement in the Atlanta office.

Mr. Lipson began working in the Division of Enforcement in the Atlanta office in 2004 as a staff attorney, before becoming an Assistant Regional Director in 2010. In 2010, he also joined the Division’s Complex Financial Instruments Unit, which investigates potential misconduct related to asset-backed securities, derivatives, and other complex financial products. In his new position, Mr. Lipson will oversee the SEC’s enforcement activities covered by the Atlanta office.

Andrew J. Ceresney, SEC

Andrew J. Ceresney, SEC

Andrew J. Ceresney, Director of the SEC’s Enforcement Division, said:

Aaron’s significant experience investigating diverse violations of the federal securities laws and his keen intellect and judgment position him perfectly to lead the Atlanta enforcement team. We look forward to continued successes from the Atlanta enforcement team under Aaron’s leadership.”

Walter Jospin, Regional Director of the SEC’s Atlanta Regional Office, added:

Aaron is respected throughout our office for his outstanding track record in producing significant enforcement cases. He is a superb lawyer with excellent leadership skills. Aaron also brings extraordinary judgment and knowledge of the securities laws to his new role as leader of the ARO’s talented enforcement staff.”

Mr. Lipson shared:

I am honored by this appointment and am truly excited to continue the Atlanta office’s long history of aggressive but fair enforcement of the federal securities laws. I am also humbled and privileged to be able to continue to come to work every day with the incredibly talented Atlanta Enforcement team, all of whom have dedicated their professional careers to protecting our nation’s investors.”

Before joining the SEC staff, Mr. Lipson worked as a senior litigation associate at Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Lipson earned his law degree with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2000, and his bachelor’s degree in history with honors from Yale University in 1997.

Mr. Lipson succeeds William P. Hicks, who is now senior trial counsel in the Atlanta office.

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