Published on Jul 7th, 2014 | Posted in Articles

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has named Thomas J. Krysa as the associate regional director for enforcement in its Denver office, where he will oversee enforcement efforts in seven western states.

Mr. Krysa started in the Denver office in 2003 as a staff attorney, became a trial counsel the following year, and has supervised the office’s trial unit since 2010.  He has litigated matters involving insider trading, financial fraud, offering fraud, broker-dealer and investment adviser misconduct, market timing, market manipulation, and auditor negligence.  Among the cases he has prosecuted was a jury trial against two former CFOs of a database marketing company on fraud and other charges.  After a three-week trial, the jury returned a verdict of liability on all claims.

“In his prior roles at the Commission, Tom has exhibited stellar advocacy skills, a keen ability to analyze and distill complex cases into simple concepts, and a collegial approach to decision-making,” said Andrew J. Ceresney, director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement.  “I am pleased that he will continue his service to the Commission in this new role.”

Julie Lutz, director of the Denver Regional Office, added, “Tom’s judgment, critical thinking, and work ethic are widely respected throughout the Denver Regional Office.  He brings great strengths to the important job of leading Denver’s talented enforcement staff.”

Mr. Krysa said, “I look forward to working in this new role with the staff of the Denver Regional Office to build on our strong track record of protecting investors and enforcing the securities laws.”

Mr. Krysa is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and obtained an LL.M. in taxation with distinction from Georgetown University Law Center.  After a clerkship on the U.S. Tax Court, he spent five years as a prosecutor in the western criminal enforcement section of the Tax Division of the Department of Justice.