SEC chief counsel exits after 18 months


The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Friday (27 June) that Geoffrey Aronow is leaving at the end of June - just 18 months after accepting a chief counsel and senior adviser role in January 2013.

Aronow provided legal counsel to the Director of the Office of International Affairs, playing a key role in advising and drafting policy for the SEC internationally.

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

Before coming to the SEC, he worked in private practice and separately as Director of the Division of Enforcement at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission - from September 1995 to June 1999.

Source: U.S. Securities Exchange Commission