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SEC's Gensler Taps Capitol Hill Veteran for Crypto Role

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What You Need to Know

  • Corey Frayer becomes senior advisor on cryptocurrency oversight.
  • Frayer was a senior staffer on the Senate Banking Committee.
  • Jorge Tenreiro joins Gensler's executive team as enforcement counsel.

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler has hired Capitol Hill veteran Corey Frayer to advise him on cryptocurrency oversight.

Frayer has served for the last five years as a senior staff member on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and prior to that, spent a decade as a senior advisor to Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., the current chairwoman of House Financial Services Committee, as well as to former Rep. Brad Miller, D-N.C.

Frayer graduated with a degree in international economics and finance from The Catholic University of America.

Jorge Tenreiro also joins Gensler’s executive team as enforcement counsel. He joined the SEC in 2013 as a staff attorney in the New York Regional Office and later served as senior trial counsel.

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Tenreiro previously served in a leadership role in the SEC’s Pride Alliance employee affinity group and sat on the SEC’s Diversity Council.

Prior to joining the SEC, he was an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and a law clerk to Judge Julio M. Fuentes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Judge Allyne R. Ross of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Tenreiro received a J.D. from Yale Law School and a B.A. from Yale University.