The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Alberto Arevalo has been named an associate director in the Office of International Affairs (OIA), where he will oversee international enforcement, supervisory cooperation, and technical assistance programs.
Mr. Arevalo has been chief of OIA’s international cooperation and technical assistance programs since 2012, and his work with regulators outside the U.S. has helped extend the reach of the SEC’s cross-border enforcement efforts and strengthened its ability to oversee globally active organizations. He also was responsible for expanding the SEC’s training programs for foreign regulators, including training in anti-money laundering compliance.
“Under Alberto’s leadership, the SEC’s international cooperation and technical assistance programs have made important advances in addressing the needs of investors in today’s global markets. Alberto is an accomplished strategist, advocate, and manager and I look forward to working with him in his new role,” said Paul Leder, director of the SEC’s Office of International Affairs.
Mr. Arevalo said, “I am honored to have this opportunity to work in this new capacity with my talented colleagues in the Office of International Affairs and across the Commission, as well as our foreign counterparts.”
Before joining the SEC in 2004, Mr. Arevalo spent 14 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of California. During his tenure there, he served as deputy chief of the General Crimes Section, deputy chief of the Border Crimes Section, and worked on special assignment training prosecutors and police in South America and the Caribbean. He began his legal career practicing corporate and securities law in Silicon Valley and San Diego for six years.
Mr. Arevalo received a J.D. from Stanford Law School, a master’s degree in Latin American Studies from Stanford University, and an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.