FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, D.C., Dec. 6, 2011 – The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Eric J. Pan has been named Associate Director in the SEC’s Office of International Affairs, where he will oversee the development of international regulatory policy.
The Office of International Affairs advises the Commission on cross-border enforcement and regulatory matters, engages in regulatory dialogues with authorities outside the U.S., provides technical assistance, and is responsible for the Commission’s participation in multilateral standard setting bodies such as the Financial Stability Board and International Organization of Securities Commissions.
“I am pleased to welcome Eric to the Office of International Affairs. In serving as an academic fellow this past year, Eric quickly established himself as a senior leader,” said Ethiopis Tafara, Director of the SEC’s Office of International Affairs. “Eric has tremendous intellectual skills and a remarkable ability to identify solutions to seemingly intractable issues in the regulation of cross-border activities.”
Mr. Pan said, “I am honored to have been offered the opportunity to help lead the Commission’s efforts in implementing aspects of the Dodd-Frank Act, working with our regulatory counterparts in the United States and abroad, and strengthening the international financial regulatory system. With our talented and committed team, the Office of International Affairs, together with the inter-agency community, is well positioned to continue to take the lead in addressing a wide variety of complex regulatory challenges across the globe.”
Mr. Pan has been an Academic Fellow in the Office of International Affairs since January 2011 while on leave as Associate Professor of Law and Director of The Heyman Center on Corporate Governance at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York. Mr. Pan previously was an attorney at the law firm Covington & Burling. He is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Law Institute and the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), and has published research on international financial regulation, corporate governance, and international law.
Mr. Pan holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, a master’s degree in European and International Politics from the University of Edinburgh, and an A.B. in Economics from Harvard College.