Director, Division of Enforcement
Andrew Ceresney became Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement in January 2014, after serving as co-Director since April 2013.
Before joining the SEC in 2013, Mr. Ceresney was a partner at the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Before that, he was a Deputy Chief Appellate Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York and a member of its Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force and Major Crimes Unit. As a prosecutor, Mr. Ceresney handled investigations, trials, and appeals involving, among other things, securities fraud, mail and wire fraud, and money laundering.
Mr. Ceresney was a law clerk to the Honorable Dennis Jacobs, formerly Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and to the Honorable Michael Mukasey, formerly Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He is a graduate of Columbia College and Yale Law School.