Kristina Littman, a former staff attorney of the Securities and Exchange Commission, has been appointed to serve as chief within the cyber unit of SEC's Division of Enforcement.
She will lead a unit that secures investors and associated markets from cases of cybercrime, succeeding Robert Cohen who stepped down from the role in August, the commission said Monday.
Littman first joined the enforcement division in 2010 and went on to pursue cases on market abuse as a staff attorney. She pursued multiple cases such as those concerning fraud and insider trading.
She has also advised SEC Chairman Jay Clayton on various trade policies and matters concerning the enforcement division since 2017.
“Kristy’s innovative thinking and extensive experience within the Commission have made her an invaluable advisor and, most importantly, a tireless defender of America’s investors,” Clayton said.