Melissa Hodgman, formerly assistant director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s market abuse unit, has been appointed as associate director at SEC’s enforcement division.
She succeeds Stephen Cohen, who departed the agency in June, SEC said Friday.
Hodgman started working in the enforcement division in 2008 as a staff attorney before she joined the market abuse unit in 2010.
“Melissa has supervised and investigated a broad range of noteworthy and first-of-their-kind cases across the spectrum of the securities industry and involving misconduct located around the world,” said Andrew Ceresney, director of SEC’s enforcement division.
She has led the division’s cross-border working group and served as the enforcement representative on the Chair’s Attorney Honors Program.
Hodgman is also a member of the enforcement division’s hiring committee at its Washington D.C. headquarters.
She was an associate at law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy before she moved to the commission.