The Securities and Exchange Commission's caseload was decimated by the terrorist attack on the World Trader Center, the home of its New York offices.

While its main office is in Washington, D.C., its New York regional office at 7 World Trade Center was the hub of its regulatory case building practice. All but eight of its 330 employees were accounted for. The collapsing building took with it computer files and documents relevant to a large number of the Commission's ongoing investigations.

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