SEC Names a New General Counsel

January 7, 2013

The SEC announced that Geoffrey F. Aronow has been named as the agency’s next General Counsel. He will begin this position later in January. Mr. Aronow currently is a partner at Bingham McCutchen LLP in the firm’s Washington D.C. office. Mr. Aronow has prior federal government experience as the Director of the Division of Enforcement at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

The SEC stated that Mr. Aronow, as the SEC’s chief legal officer, will advise the SEC on issues ranging from enforcement actions, rulemakings, and legal proceedings in federal courts throughout the country. Mr. Aronow replaces Mark Cahn, who left the SEC at the end of 2012.

Mr. Aronow earned his J.D. from Yale Law School and earned his B.A. from Yale College.

Please click here to access the press release about the appointment.