by The U.S. Securities and Exchange Comission, August 30th, 2010.
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Christopher R. Conte, an Associate Director in the Division of Enforcement, will leave the SEC next month after nearly 18 years of public service at the agency.
Mr. Conte has overseen many significant enforcement cases ranging from accounting fraud and disclosure violations to unlawful market timing. For example, Mr. Conte played a lead role in the SEC’s enforcement actions against Dell Inc. and its senior officers and against former executives at Comverse Technology. He also helped guide the SEC’s cases against Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, and Robertson Stephens, Inc involving unlawful IPO allocation practices.
“Chris’s extensive experience and deep commitment to investor protection made him a strong force in the effort to hold accountable those who violate the securities laws,” said Robert Khuzami, Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement. “After a long and fruitful career at the SEC we wish Chris the very best.” (continue reading… )