Lawfuel – The Law Newswire – Washington, D.C., May 7, 2007 – Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox today announced the appointment of Katherine Addleman as the Regional Director of the Atlanta Regional Office. Ms. Addleman, who is currently the Associate Regional Director for Enforcement in the Fort Worth Regional Office, will assume her new position in June and oversee the Atlanta Regional Office’s enforcement and examination activities in seven states in the Southeast.
“Kit Addleman will be an outstanding leader for the Atlanta Regional Office,” said Chairman Cox. “She brings a tremendous depth of experience and expertise to this important position. She is not only an excellent attorney but also a first-rate manager with a proven track record of success with the SEC. I am delighted to have such a high-caliber and dedicated person in this position at the Commission.”
Linda Thomsen, Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, said, “Kit Addleman is a terrific lawyer who has played a major role in a number of significant enforcement cases that have enhanced the Commission’s efforts to protect investors. She will bring a tremendous amount of energy, tenacity and passion to her new role as the leader of our Atlanta Regional Office. I look forward to continuing to work closely with her.”
Lori Richards, Director of the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, added, “I am pleased that Kit will be taking the helm in Atlanta. I know that she will continue to be an asset to our agency’s efforts to maintain effective examination oversight of securities firms in the Southeast.”
Ms. Addleman said, “I am honored by this appointment and the opportunity to work once again with the dedicated examination and enforcement staff in the Atlanta Regional Office. Working to protect investors and the integrity of our capital markets is a very rewarding and important mission. I look forward to working with the Atlanta staff to accomplish these objectives.”
Ms. Addleman, 45, has more than 17 years of experience in the Commission’s enforcement program investigating and litigating numerous cases, including those involving issuer accounting fraud, investment adviser fraud, market manipulation, offering fraud, insider trading fraud and supervisory failures by broker-dealers.
Ms. Addleman began her legal career in September 1986 as an enforcement staff attorney and special counsel in the Commission’s office in Philadelphia. After later serving as an associate with a Dallas law firm where she specialized in securities litigation, Ms. Addleman returned to the Commission as Enforcement Branch Chief in the Fort Worth Regional Office. Ms. Addleman later became Assistant Regional Director for Enforcement in the Commission’s Denver office for several years. She then became Associate Regional Director for Enforcement in the Atlanta office, where she now returns after serving in her current position in the Fort Worth office since September 2005.
Ms. Addleman received her B.A. degree from Wake Forest University in 1983 and her J.D. with distinction from Oklahoma City University Law School in 1986. She succeeds Richard Wessel, who recently retired as Regional Director of the Atlanta Regional Office.