Erik Gerding joins Division of Corporation Finance as Deputy Director, Legal and Regulatory Policy

Washington D.C., Sept. 27, 2021 —

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Erik Gerding has been named Deputy Director, Legal and Regulatory Policy, for the Division of Corporation Finance, effective Oct. 4, 2021. Erik comes to the SEC from the University of Colorado Law School, where he has been a Professor of Law and a Wolf-Nichol Fellow. His focus has been in the areas of corporate and securities law and financial regulation.

“I’m delighted to welcome Erik to the division as a Deputy Director,” said SEC Corporation Finance Division Director Renee Jones. “He has a distinguished reputation as a securities law expert. Erik brings the ideal combination of experience and technical skill to lead the Legal and Regulatory Policy Offices of our division in many of the areas on the rulemaking agenda, including executive compensation, ESG disclosure, and market transparency and stability.”

“I am excited to join the Division of Corporation Finance’s team of experienced and dedicated public servants,” said Mr. Gerding. “The division plays an essential role in ensuring investors have the information they need to make informed investment decisions. I will work tirelessly to execute our rules and make sound recommendations that will help the SEC realize its mission.”

Prior to joining the University of Colorado, Professor Gerding taught at the University of New Mexico School of Law. He also practiced in the New York and Washington, D.C., offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, representing clients in the financial services and technology industries in an array of financial transactions and regulatory matters.

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