The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has named Gurbir Grewal as director of the division of enforcement at the body effective July 26, 2021.
Grewal has served as attorney general for the state of New Jersey since his appointment in January 2018.
Prior to his role as attorney general, Grewal acted as Bergen County prosecutor and assistant US attorney in the criminal division of the US attorney’s office for the district of New Jersey.
He has also held roles in private practice from 1999 to 2004, following his completion of a law degree at Marshall-Wythe School of Law, and in 2008 to 2010.
Gary Gensler, chair of the SEC, said: “I’m honored and delighted to welcome Attorney General Grewal to the SEC. He has had a distinguished career as New Jersey’s chief law enforcement officer and as a prosecutor at both the local and federal levels.
“He has the ideal combination of experience, values, and leadership ability to helm the enforcement division at this critical time.”
Grewal added: “The enforcement division has a critical role to play in finding and punishing violations of the law.
“I’m excited to get to work with the talented team of public servants to uncover and prosecute misconduct and protect investors.”