The Securities and Exchange Commission last month promoted George Canellos, currently Deputy Director of the Division of Enforcement, as Acting Director. The appointment is effective February 8.

Canellos has been the division’s Deputy Director since June 2012 and served as Director of the SEC’s New York Regional Office from July 2009 to June 2012, overseeing 400 enforcement attorneys, accountants, investigators, and compliance examiners. Previously, Canellos spent more than six years as a litigation partner at the law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP.

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