Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro announced this week that Meredith Cross will return to the SEC as Director of the Division of Corporation Finance. Ms. Cross succeeds John White, who resigned several months ago, and Shelly Paratt, who has served as Acting Director in the interim.

While she has been in private practice in Washington, D.C., for the past eleven years, Ms. Cross previously served at the SEC from 1990 through 1998, both as Chief Counsel to, and as Deputy Director of, the Division of Corporation Finance.