Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society

What is the Securities & Exchange Commission Historical Society?

Watch this short video outlining the history and beginnings of the society.

Save the Date

Q&A with SEC Enforcement Division Co-Directors
Stephanie Avakian & Steven Peikin

Stephanie Avakian and Steven Peikin

Monday, October 21, 2019
1:30 - 2:30 PM (EDT) -- 12:30 - 1:30 PM (CDT)

Join us for a Q&A with SEC Enforcement Division Co-Directors, Stephanie Avakian and Steven Peikin. Our timely discussion, moderated by Merri Jo Gillette, Deputy General Counsel of Edward Jones and former Regional Director of SEC's Chicago office, will include SEC enforcement priorities in areas such as cybersecurity, FCPA, sanctions, and enterprise risk management.

LIVE WEBCAST - Free and open to the public, this program will be broadcast live from 12:30 - 1:30 PM (Central) (1:30 - 2:30 PM EDT) at No registration is necessary to view the live webcast.

IN PERSON - To attend the luncheon program in person at McDermott, Will & Emery LLP, 444 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60606, please RSVP to Liz Donlan.

The Society wishes to thank Kristofer Swanson, Charles River Associates, and Steven Scholes, McDermott, Will & Emery LLP, for their generous assistance in support of this program.

In the Spotlight

Spotlight on SEC Cyber Trends: A Conversation with Carolyn Welshhans

Carolyn Welshhans, Associate Director and acting Cyber Unit Chief in the SEC's Enforcement Division, discussed trends in today's emerging cyber landscape with Morgan Lewis partner Ivan Harris. Topics included initial coin offerings (ICOs), trading (hacking, account intrusion, and manipulations), cybersecurity controls, and issuer disclosures.

85th Anniversary of the SEC Dinner

Photo Gallery - 85th Anniversary of the SEC Dinner

Carolyn Welshanns

On June 3, 2019 we commemorated the 85th Anniversary of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and 20th Anniversary of the Historical Society. We greatly appreciate the many sponsors who made this special event possible. View photos from the event.

Former SEC Chairs Roundtable- Moderated by Chairman Jay Clayton

Thanks to the generous support of Kalorama Partners LLS and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, we were honored to present a roundtable discussion of former SEC Chairs with Chairman Jay Clayton on June 3, 2019.

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Latest Oral Histories
October 26, 2018

Andrew J. Ceresney

November 15, 2018

Chris R. Conte

December 26, 2018

Stephen M. Cutler

February 8, 2019

Joan McKown

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