Andrew J. Ceresney, the former SEC Director of Enforcement who left the agency in December 2016, will be rejoining law firm Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. The firm announced today that Ceresney will return to Debevoise as Co-Chair of the Litigation Department, where he will practice primarily in the White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group. Ceresney served as Enforcement Director from April 2013 to December 2016, serving under SEC Chair Mary Jo White.
Previously, Ceresney was a partner at Debevoise, where he worked from 2003-2013. Prior to joining Debevoise in 2003, Ceresney served as a Deputy Chief Appellate Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he was a member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force and the Major Crimes Unit. In a statement, Ceresney said he was “thrilled” to be returning not only to the “strongest white collar practice in the world,” but also to the relationships he developed during his earlier tenure at Debevoise.