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Geoffrey Aronow, Chief Counsel, Office of International Affairs, to Leave SEC


Washington D.C., June 27, 2014 —

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Geoffrey Aronow, the chief counsel and senior policy advisor in the Office of International Affairs, will leave the agency this month.  Mr. Aronow joined the Commission in January 2013.

During his tenure in the Office of International Affairs, Mr. Aronow provided legal counsel to the director of the office and played a central role in advising and formulating Commission policy in the international arena. 

Mr. Aronow previously served as general counsel under former Chairman Elisse Walter and as senior counsel to Chair Mary Jo White.

Paul Leder, the director of the Office of International Affairs, said, “Geoff is a truly extraordinary lawyer.  He has a wide range of substantive knowledge about the federal securities laws and a keen ability to analyze complex issues and provide workable advice.  He will be sorely missed.”

Before coming to the SEC, Mr. Aronow was in private practice.  His previous public service role was as the director of the Division of Enforcement at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, where he served from September 1995 to June 1999.  Mr. Aronow received his J.D. from Yale Law School and his B.A. (summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) from Yale College.


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