Khuzami? No Khuzami?

According to Google News, the name “Khuzami” has not appeared in a single article since February 11.  So, first of all, let me break the ice and be the first in 5 days to say “Khuzami!”

Second, what is going on with the SEC Enforcement Director position?  On February 9, the WSJ reported that Robert Khuzami, former chief of the securities fraud unit at the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan, had already been offered and accepted the position.  The article stated that Director Linda Thomsen was expected to resign and that Khuzami would replace Thomsen “as soon as [that] week.”  On Wednesday, February 11, the SEC announced that Thomsen did, in fact, “plan to return to the private sector,” but no successor has yet to be named.

A spokesperson at the SEC told me today only that “no announcements have been made” as to when the next Enforcement Director will be named.