17 June 2013

SEC investigator promoted to top enforcement role

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has appointed Amelia Cottrell to a leading position at the agency's New York office.

By James Barnes

New York: SEC promotes top investigator

Bloomberg reports that Ms Cottrel – who played a key role in building an insider-trading case against a unit of billionaire Steven Cohen’s SAC Capital Advisors – will assist in supervising a staff of about 180 attorneys, investigators, accountants and paralegals as associate director of the office.

Leader

The 39-year-old joined the SEC in 2005 after working at law firms Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison and Jones Day and has been involved in a number of high-profile cases, including the investigation of SAC Capital unit CR Intrinsic Investors that ended in a record $616 million settlement.
In a statement, Andrew Calamari, director of the New York office said: ‘Amelia has been an extraordinary leader in this office and is widely respected both within and outside of the SEC.’

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