Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society

What is the Securities & Exchange Commission Historical Society?

Watch this short video outlining the history and beginnings of the society.

New Program

Q&A with SEC Enforcement Division Co-Directors
Stephanie Avakian & Steven Peikin

On October 21, 2019, the SEC Enforcement Division Co-Directors, Stephanie Avakian and Stephen Peikin joined us for a live webcast Q&A. The program, moderated by former head of the Chicago regional office, Merri Jo Gillette, included discussion of SEC enforcement priorities in areas such as cybersecurity, FCPA, sanctions, and enterprise risk management.

The Society wishes to thank Kristofer Swanson, Charles River Associates, and Steven Scholes, McDermott, Will & Emery LLP, for their generous assistance in support of this program.

In Memoriam

David S. Ruder (1929-2020)

David S. Ruder - June 2004

Current and former Trustees and staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society are greatly saddened by the loss on February 15 of one of the organization's three founders, David S. Ruder. more

In the Spotlight

Spotlight on SEC Cyber Trends: A Conversation with Carolyn Welshhans

Carolyn Welshhans, Associate Director and acting Cyber Unit Chief in the SEC's Enforcement Division, discussed trends in today's emerging cyber landscape with Morgan Lewis partner Ivan Harris.

85th Anniversary of the SEC Dinner

Photo Gallery - 85th Anniversary of the SEC Dinner

Carolyn Welshanns

On June 3, 2019 we commemorated the 85th Anniversary of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and 20th Anniversary of the Historical Society. We greatly appreciate the many sponsors who made this special event possible. View photos from the event.

Former SEC Chairs Roundtable- Moderated by Chairman Jay Clayton

Thanks to the generous support of Kalorama Partners LLS and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, we were honored to present a roundtable discussion of former SEC Chairs with Chairman Jay Clayton on June 3, 2019.

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Latest Oral Histories
February 20, 2019

Robert Khuzami

April 5, 2019

Thomas Newkirk

September 27, 2019

Colleen Mahoney

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Permission for Use

The virtual museum and archive is copyrighted by the SEC Historical Society. The Society reserves the right to restrict access to or use of the museum by any user at any time.

Users are prohibited from sharing or downloading any material for publication or commercial purposes without written permission from the Executive Director. Requests for permission must be submitted by email and specify the material requested and for what purpose.

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