Gerald Hodgkins has been promoted to associate director of the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s division of enforcement.
He has worked in the enforcement division since 1997 and has
overseen many high profile investigations. These include cases
involving options backdating, insider trading and broker-dealer
Hodgkins replaces Fredric Firestone, who left the regulatory
body to join the private sector. He joined the SEC as a staff
attorney in the division and became a branch chief in 1999
and an assistant director in 2007.