The cooperation between our two agencies is not new. The DOJ has long considered the SEC an indispensable partner in protecting markets and investors, promoting lawful commerce around the world, and deterring misconduct. Our two agencies have closely coordinated on a wide range of matters, and our cooperation has only grown as financial matters have become increasingly complex and globalized.
Today, I’d like to take time to highlight three points about the deepening and increasingly productive relationship between the SEC and the DOJ – points we all can be proud of.
The first is our impressive record of joint enforcement.
The second is our agencies’ joint efforts to ensure that we avoid creating arbitrary and unnecessary barriers to economic growth through our enforcement activities.
And the third point is the importance of the DOJ and the SEC’s work in promoting ethical business practices and sound corporate governance and compliance policies.