SEC General Counsel Brian Cartwright Returning to Private Sector

The SEC announced today that its General Counsel, Brian G. Cartwright, has informed the Commission that he plans to return to the private sector. In a statement, Chairman Cox noted that “[a]bove all, he has helped the SEC set enforcement records, with over $50 billion in pending settlements for the benefit of investors. As the economy has faced historic challenges, Brian has helped shape the SEC’s actions to reassure investors and stabilize the markets….”

The SEC stated that Cartwright will remain with the SEC “for a period of time, during which he will not entertain private sector employment opportunities so that he may continue to serve the Commission on the full range of matters before it.” Cartwright has served as General Counsel since January 2006.

Read the SEC’s announcement