Mark Schonfeld, the high-profile New York regional director of the Securities and Exchange Commission, has left the SEC after 12 years of service to join Gibson Dunn as co-chair of the securities enforcement practice group. In this position, he will also work closely with the crisis management and white collar defense and investigations groups.


Before heading up the New York office, Schonfeld was co-head of the enforcement program in the Northeast Regional Office from 2001 to 2004. Before joining the SEC, Schonfeld worked in private practice in Boston.


“Mark will be a terrific addition to our securities enforcement team,” said Ken Doran, managing partner at Gibson Dunn. “He enjoys an exceptional reputation among regulators and the financial community alike. Mark will be a tremendous resource for our clients facing an SEC investigation, an internal investigation or litigation involving securities issues.”

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