SEC Historical Society To Host Roundtable on Enforcement


Washington, D.C., September 3, 2002 -- The Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society today announced that they will host an oral histories roundtable on Sept. 25, 2002, focusing on how the SEC enforcement program functioned before the creation of the Division of Enforcement and during the early years of the Division.

The roundtable will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. EDT in the William O. Douglas Room at the Commission headquarters building, 450 Fifth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. The co-moderators will be Irving Pollack and the Honorable Stanley Sporkin, the first two directors of the Division. Panelists at the Roundtable include David Doherty, Benjamin Greenspoon, Alan Levenson, Theodore Levine, Thomas Rae, Alan Rosenblat, Richard Rowe, David Silver, Theodore Sonde and Wallace Timmeny.

For the first time, the SEC Historical Society will offer a live audio-stream of the event on its Web site at As usual, the roundtable will be videotaped and placed in the virtual archives of the Historical Society. The roundtable will also be audio-cast on the SEC's Web site at

The Society, founded in 1999, works to preserve the history of the SEC, sponsors research and educational programs regarding the Commission, and strives to enhance understanding of the development of the U.S. and world capital markets. The roundtable will be open to members of the Society, all SEC staff members, the press and invited guests.

For further information, please contact the Historical Society by email at

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