Director, Miami Regional Office
Previous SEC Positions:
Eric I. Bustillo currently serves as Director of the Miami Regional Office (“MIRO”) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). As Director, he is responsible for leading the functions of the MIRO, including the supervision of the office’s Enforcement and Examination programs, which jurisdiction covers the states of Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana, as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The MIRO employs numerous professionals, including attorneys, accountants, and examiners, as well as support personnel who are assigned to these programs.
Between March 1995 and February 2010, Mr. Bustillo was employed by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida (“USAO-SDFL”) as an Assistant United States Attorney (“AUSA”) where for the last five years of his tenure with the office he served as Chief of the USAO-SDFL’s Economic & Environmental Crimes Section, in charge of supervising a group of AUSAs and other professionals. Mr. Bustillo supervised and prosecuted criminal matters involving, among other things, securities/corporate fraud, health care fraud, environmental crimes, commodities fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, tax fraud, and money laundering violations.
Between February 1990 and March 1995, Mr. Bustillo was employed by the MIRO where he last served as Chief of one of the office’s Enforcement branches, in charge of supervising a group of enforcement attorneys and an accountant. He supervised and prosecuted complex matters involving, among other things, financial fraud, insider trading, stock manipulation, fraudulent sale of unregistered securities, broker-dealer/investment adviser fraudulent practices, and corporate accounting controls violations. Prior to joining the SEC, Mr. Bustillo worked, briefly, at a private law firm doing commercial litigation and some corporate/real estate transactional work.
Mr. Bustillo attained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Economics from the University of Miami School of Business and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law. Mr. Bustillo currently serves as an Adjunct Faculty member of the Litigation Skills Program at the University of Miami School of Law where he teaches Trial Advocacy Skills. He also is a frequent speaker at securities and white collar crime seminars around the country.