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- Sarah ten Siethoff is New Associate Director of SEC Investment Management Rulemaking Office
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- SEC Chair Clayton Goes 'Hat in Hand' Before Congress on 2019 Budget Request
- SEC's Opening Remarks to the Elder Justice Coordinating Council
- Massachusetts Jury Convicts CA Attorney of Securities Fraud
- Deutsche Bank Says 3 Senior Investment Bankers to Leave Firm
- World’s Biggest Hedge Fund Reportedly ‘Bearish On Financial Assets’
- SEC Fines Constant Contact, Popular Email Marketer, for Overstating Subscriber Numbers
- SocGen Agrees to Pay $1.3 Billion to End Libya, Libor Probes
- Cryptocurrency Exchange Bitfinex Briefly Halts Trading After Cyber Attack
- SEC Names Valerie Szczepanik Senior Advisor for Digital Assets and Innovation
- SEC Modernizes Delivery of Fund Reports, Seeks Public Feedback on Improving Fund Disclosure
- NYSE Says SEC Plan to Limit Exchange Rebates Would Hurt Investors
- Deutsche Bank faces another challenge with Fed stress test
- Former JPMorgan Broker Files racial discrimination suit against company
- $3.3Mn Winning Bid for Lunch with Warren Buffett
- Julie Erhardt is SEC's New Acting Chief Risk Officer
- Chyhe Becker is SEC's New Acting Chief Economist, Acting Director of Economic and Risk Analysis Division
- Getting a Handle on Virtual Currencies - FINRA
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The Man Who Would Be Bharara - Deputy U.S. Attorney Joon Kim
Deputy U.S. Attorney Joon Kim has replaced Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York who was fired Saturday by Donald Trump for refusing to submit his resignation. On Friday afternoon, Trump requested the resignation of all (46) federal prosecutors who had been appointed by President Obama.
Mr. Kim will fill in for Mr. Bharara until Trump appoints a successor to the post.
WHO IS JOON KIM? Joon Kim has been the Deputy U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York since July 2015. Here’s how he got to that position:
- Mr. Kim joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York in 2000 and remained there until 2006.
- While serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, he investigated and prosecuted a wide range of federal crimes, including racketeering, murder, money laundering, securities fraud, firearms and narcotics offenses, tax evasion, and terrorism.
- Mr. Kim left public service in 2006 to join Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton as a partner in the litigation and enforcement group. He remained at Cleary Gottlieb until 2013. During that time, he focused on white-collar criminal defense and regulatory enforcement, as well as commercial civil litigation and international arbitration.
- In April 2013, Mr. Kim returned to the Southern District to serve as Chief Counsel to the U.S. Attorney.
- In July 2014, Mr. Kim was named Chief of the Criminal Division, a position he retained until he was promoted to Deputy U.S. Attorney in July 2015.
- Mr. Kim graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford in 1993 and got his law degree from Harvard Law in 1996. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum of the Southern District of New York.
- Mr. Kim was born in Los Angeles, but spent time as a child in Jordan where his father, a diplomat, was posted.