Today the SEC announced the appointment of Robert Khuzami as the new Director of the Division of Enforcement. Mr. Khuzami joins the SEC from his position as General Counsel for the Americas at Deutsche Bank AG. Previously, Mr. Khuzami worked as a federal prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. During his 11 years in that office, Mr. Khuzami spent three years as Chief of the Office’s Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force.

During his career as a prosecutor, Mr. Khuzami participated in several high profile securities cases and the prosecution of the “Blind Sheik” Omar Ahmed Ali Abdel Rahman. In the announcement of his appointment, Mr. Khuzami said, “As head of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, the staff and I will relentlessly pursue and bring to justice those whose misconduct infects our markets, corrodes investor confidence and has caused so much financial suffering. I am honored to join Chairman Schapiro, the Commissioners and the dedicated staff in this critical effort.”