Washington, D.C., Sept. 21, 2010 – The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that Administrative Law Judge James T. Kelly will retire from the federal government at the end of the month after 42 years of public service, including more than 11 years at the SEC.
During his tenure with the SEC, Judge Kelly presided over and issued initial decisions in scores of administrative proceedings brought by the SEC’s Division of Enforcement. His initial decisions involved alleged violations of the antifraud provisions of the federal securities laws, improper professional conduct by accountants, price manipulation, disclosure of consulting agreements by the underwriters of municipal securities business, the sale of unregistered securities, the right to financial privacy, and charges of failure to supervise.
Judge Kelly previously served as an Administrative Law Judge at the Social Security Administration (1997 to 1999) and as Assistant General Counsel at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (1982 to 1997).
Judge Kelly earned his A.B. in Economics, cum laude, from Georgetown University in 1969 and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1975. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1972.