23 September, AtoZForex.com, Lagos – Today, the SEC appoints Associate Director for Enforcement in the New York regional office, the new Director role is going to be taken over by Lara Shalov Mehraban.
Ever since she joined the SEC, in 2007 as a senior counsel in the New York office, Ms. Mehraban has been an important figure to SEC enforcement actions. One of the prominent ones was the investigation into AIG's improper accounting treatment of numerous transactions that resulted in a $15 million settlement with AIG's then-chairman and CEO Maurice "Hanker" Green berg.
Lara said Mehraban said: "I am honored and thrilled by this appointment. I am excited to continue working with the talented and dedicated staff in the New York Regional office to fulfil the Agency's mission to protect investors."
Before joining the SEC in 2007, she was a litigation associate at two New York firms, Paul, Weiss, Rickind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and Stillman, Freeman & Shectman, P. C. Just before her law firm practice, she had been a clerk to Hon. Michael Davy Hawkins of the U.S court of appeals for the ninth circuit. Lara Shalov received a J.D., Cum lauded, from the university of Minchigan school of Law in 1999, and also bagged a B.A.,Cum laude, from Duke university in 1994.
However, in 2012, Ms. Mehraban became the Assistant Regional Director in the New York office up untill 2015. She is now taking over from Amelia Cottrell, who left in July. Her new task as the Associate Director for Enforcement will include, helping in the supervision of staff of about 185 Attorneys, accountants, paralegals, and investigators in the new York office's enforcement program.
Andrew J. Ceresney, Director of SEC's Division of enforcement said, "Lara has made outstanding contributions to the New York Regional office and the enforcement division on a variety of challenging investigations and matters, displaying a keen intellect and strong judgement". He also said, "I have no doubt that she will help NYRo to continue its outstanding record of accomplishment and success."
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