July 27, 2021

Regulatory Update and Recent SEC Actions – July 2021 | Blank Rome LLP


SEC Leadership Changes

On April 17, 2021, Gary Gensler was sworn into office as the Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Gensler served as chair of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission from 2009 to 2014, and helped to draft the Sarbanes-Oxley Act as senior advisor to Senator Paul Sarbanes.

On April 28, 2021, the SEC announced Alex Oh’s resignation as Director of the Division of Enforcement, five days after her appointment to the post. Following Oh’s resignation, Melissa Hodgman returned to the role of Acting Director. On June 29, 2021, the SEC announced the appointment of Gurbir S. Grewal as Director of the Division of Enforcement, effective July 26, 2021. Grewal currently serves as Attorney General for the State of New Jersey.

On June 15, 2021, the SEC announced the appointments of Renee Jones as Director of the…

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