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Matthew Solomon to Step Down as SEC Chief Litigation Counsel; Andrew Ceresney Comments

Securities and Exchange CommissionMatthew Solomon is set to depart from the Securities and Exchange Commission as the chief litigation counsel for SEC’s enforcement division in early December.

Solomon has overseen the division’s litigation program since September 2013 and handles cases both in federal courts and administrative proceedings, SEC said Nov. 21.

“Matt has won the respect of every trial and investigative attorney in the enforcement division with his keen intellect, strong strategic sense, and outstanding trial skills,” said Andrew Ceresney, director of SEC’s enforcement division.

Solomon became the SEC enforcement division’s deputy chief litigation counsel in June 2012 after his tenure as an assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, where he also served as chief of the fraud unit.

He previously served as a trial attorney in the Justice Department criminal division’s public integrity section following his role as a counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

David Gottesman, the enforcement division’s deputy chief litigation counsel, and Bridget Fitzpatrick, a supervisory trial counsel in the division, will succeed Solomon as acting co-chief litigation counsels.

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