Fill-In SEC Enforcement Chief May Be Mr. Right After All

Law360, New York (January 31, 2013, 8:53 PM EST) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s enforcement unit got a stopgap leader Thursday in George Canellos, but his strong credentials and close relationship with new agency chairman Mary Jo White could keep him in the role for the long haul, attorneys say.

Canellos, currently the deputy director of the enforcement division, will become acting director once Robert Khuzami steps down Feb. 8, the SEC announced. David P. Bergers, who leads the SEC’s Boston office, will replace Canellos.

The dual move gives the enforcement unit much-needed continuity...
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