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SEC Promotes Jason Burt to Associate Regional Director for Enforcement

March 15, 2019

The SEC announced that Jason Burt has been named the Associate Regional Director for enforcement in the SEC's Denver Regional Office. He succeeds Kurt Gottschall, who became Regional Director of the SEC's Denver office in November 2018.


Mr. Burt has been with the SEC from 2004 to present.

  • In 2004, he joined the SEC as an attorney in the Broker-Dealer group of OCIE (Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations).
  • In 2007, he joined the SEC's Division of Enforcement as a staff attorney.
  • In 2010, after the Division of Enforcement was reorganized, he served as a member the division's Market Abuse Unit.
  • In 2016,  he was promoted to Assistant Regional Director in the Asset Management Unit in 2016.
  • Since August 2018, he also has served as an Assistant Regional Director in the SEC's Market Abuse Unit.


Mr. Burt helped develop and lead the SEC's Share Class Selection Disclosure Initiative (SCSDI), a self-reporting initiative designed to return money quickly to investors harmed by inadequate fee disclosures. The SEC recently announced the first set of actions brought under the initiative against 79 firms, resulting in over $125 million being returned to harmed investors.


Prior to joining the SEC, Mr. Burt served as a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in business from James Madison, and his law degree the UNC School of Law. Mr. Burt also presently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law.