January 27, 2009 - Mary Schapiro becomes Chair. Today in 2009, Mary Schapiro became Chair of the SEC. Schapiro brought experience from the SEC, the CFTC, and the NASD to bear on challenges including building back from the Madoff scandal, and regulating high frequency trading after the May 2010 “Flash Crash.”
On November 18, 2021 the SEC Historical Society conducted a live broadcast on the evolution of the SEC Solicitor’s Office, focusing especially on the careers of the Commission’s first three Solicitors: David Ferber (Solicitor from 1964 – 1980), Paul Gonson (Solicitor from 1980 – 1999), and Jacob H. Stillman (Solicitor from 1999 – 2014). Panelists included David M. Becker, Michael A. Conley, Daniel L. Goelzer, and Harvey L. Pitt, and was moderated by historian Kenneth Durr.
This program explores the evolution, successes and challenges of the Division’s specialized units over the last decade.
September 11, 2021 marked the 20th anniversary of the suicide bombings carried out by al Qaeda terrorists. Co-hosted by ASECA and the SEC Historical Society, this program featured key figures of the U.S. financial system who led our markets in the hours, days and weeks following the attacks.
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