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Geoffrey Aronow Named Chief Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor in Office of International Affairs


Washington D.C., Aug. 9, 2013 —

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Geoffrey Aronow has been named chief counsel and senior policy advisor in the Office of International Affairs (OIA).

Mr. Aronow will provide legal counsel to the director of the office and play a central role in advising and formulating Commission policy in the international arena.  He also will coordinate staff input on international issues related to rulemakings and interpretive guidance.  Along with others in the office, he will represent the SEC before international organizations and committees as they relate to international legal issues.

“As the international regulatory arena continues to grow, the related legal and policy issues will become an increasingly critical part of the Commission’s work,” said SEC Chair Mary Jo White.   “Geoffrey brings significant talent and experience to this new position, and I am pleased that he has agreed to take on this role.”

Robert Fisher, Acting Director of the SEC’s Office of International Affairs, added, “Geoffrey joins OIA at a time when the international issues the Commission faces continue to increase in significance and complexity.  His keen intellect, dedication to investors, and expertise in the international securities law realm make him a welcome addition to the leadership team in OIA.”

Mr. Aronow said, “I welcome this opportunity to work with the great people in the Office of International Affairs and contribute to addressing the increasingly challenging but central issues arising in the international arena.”

Mr. Aronow has been serving as senior counsel to Chair White.  Previously, he served as the SEC’s General Counsel under Chairman Elisse Walter.


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