SEC appoints Lara Shalov Mehraban as Associate Regional Director for Enforcement in NY office

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Tuesday announced the appointment of Lara Shalov Mehraban as Associate Regional Director for Enforcement in the agency’s New York Regional Office.

Ms. Mehraban has served as an Assistant Regional Director in the New York office since 2012. In her new position, she will help oversee a staff of approximately 185 attorneys, investigators, accountants, and paralegals engaged in the New York office’s enforcement program. In her new role, Ms. Mehraban replaces Amelia Cottrell, who left the agency in July.

“Lara has made outstanding contributions to the New York Regional Office and the enforcement division on a variety of challenging investigations and matters, displaying a keen intellect and strong judgment,” said Andrew J. Ceresney, Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement. “I have no doubt that she will help NYRO to continue its outstanding record of accomplishment and success.”

Andrew M. Calamari, Director of the SEC’s New York Regional Office, added, “Lara has been a true leader in this office and is widely respected both within and outside of the SEC. I am very pleased to welcome her to the ranks of senior management in the New York office.”

Ms. Mehraban said:

“I am honored and thrilled by this appointment. I am excited to continue working with the talented and dedicated staff in the New York Regional Office to fulfill the agency’s mission to protect investors.”

Ms. Mehraban first joined the SEC in 2007 as a senior counsel in the New York office. She has played a crucial role in numerous SEC enforcement actions, including an investigation into AIG’s improper accounting treatment of numerous transactions, as well as the McGinn Smith & Co. Ponzi scheme investigation.

To view the official announcement from the SEC on the appointment, click here.

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