Renee Jones and John Coates Appointed to the SEC

Renee Jones and John Coates Appointed to the SEC

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that Renee M. Jones of Boston College Law School has been appointed Director of the Division of Corporation Finance and John C. Coates IV, the Division's Acting Director, previously of Harvard Law School, has been named General Counsel. Both appointments are effective June 21. 

“I am excited to join the Division of Corporation Finance’s team of experienced and dedicated public servants,” said Jones. “The Division plays an essential role in ensuring investors have the information they need to make informed investment decisions. I will work tirelessly to execute our rules and make sound recommendations that will help the SEC realize its mission.” 

Coates, who has been acting as the Division’s Acting Director, said “I am honored to continue to help advance the SEC’s mission to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. During my tenure as Acting Director of Corporation Finance, I experienced firsthand the unwavering commitment of the SEC staff, and I look forward to serving in a new role as the Commission’s General Counsel.” 

Read the full announcement here

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