The Securities and Exchange Commission has named Kristina Littman chief of the Division of Enforcement’s Cyber UnitLittman, who’s served as senior advisor to SEC Chairman Jay Clayton since August 2017, succeeds Robert Cohen, who left the Commission in August.
Littman joined the SEC’s Division of Enforcement in 2010 as a staff attorney in the Philadelphia office. Since then, she has held senior attorney positions in the Market Abuse Unit and the Trial Unit.
Littman has been the lead advisor to Clayton on matters involving the Division of Enforcement and Commission adjudications. She also has advised on regulatory and policy matters relating to cryptocurrencies and digital assets, international affairs, trading and markets and investment management.
“Kristy’s innovative thinking and extensive experience within the Commission have made her an invaluable advisor and, most importantly, a tireless defender of America’s investors,” Clayton said in a statement. “She will be an excellent leader for the Cyber Unit as it continues its work in this critical and continually evolving area.”
Prior to joining the SEC, Littman practiced law at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, specializing in white collar and securities litigation. She earned her J.D. and M.B.A. from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden and has an undergraduate degree from Florida State University.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as chief of the Cyber Unit,” Littman said in the statement. “I am thrilled to work with the talented women and men who have led the SEC’s efforts to pursue cyber-related misconduct.”
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