Recent Speeches Outline the Ethos, Direction and Priorities of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement Under Gurbir Grewal

New SEC Division of Enforcement Director Gurbir S. Grewal has signaled the direction of the division’s efforts in two recent speeches at separate Practising Law Institute programs. The remarks highlight the public’s flagging trust in the securities markets and outline steps that the SEC will be taking to enhance investors’ confidence. Grewal emphasized proactive compliance, cooperation with the SEC, gatekeeper accountability and the imposition of meaningful penalties as key paths toward boosting public trust. This article, originally appearing in our sister publication the Private Equity Law Report, summarizes the key takeaways from Grewal’s recent statements. See “SEC Commissioner Peirce Shares Views on Personal Liability for CCOs” (Nov. 11, 2020).

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