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SEC enforcement director resigns

The decision was made only six days after Alex Oh’s appointment, and results in Melissa Hogman returning to the role of acting director of the division

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that Alex Oh has resigned from her position as director of the division of enforcement for personal reasons.

The decision was made only six days after Oh’s appointment, and results in Melissa Hogman returning to the role of acting director of the division.

Hogman had previously served in the position from January 2021 to April 2021, before being replaced by the then incoming Oh.

Prior to the role, Hogman was associate director in the SEC’s home office team since 2016, and began working for the enforcement division as a staff attorney in 2008.

Gary Gensler, chair of the SEC, thanked Oh for her “willingness to serve the country at the important time”.

He added: “Melissa is an exceptional attorney who has proven to be an effective leader of the enforcement division. 

“I’m grateful that she will take on this role again and look forward to working closely with her to fulfill the mission of the SEC.”

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