Jina Choi

Director of the San Francisco Regional Office, SEC U.S. Securities and. Exchange Commission

Jina L. Choi is the Regional Director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s San Francisco Regional Office. The Regional Office has a staff of over 125 people and is responsible for the SEC’s enforcement and examination programs in Northern California, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho and Alaska with over 1000 investment advisers (and $5 trillion in assets under management), over 50 mutual fund complexes and over 250 broker-dealers located in the region. The public and pre-IPO companies located in the region are among the most dynamic and closely-followed issuers and companies in the country, including those in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland. Prior to her appointment as Director of the Regional Office, Ms. Choi served as an Assistant Regional Director and in the Division of Enforcement’s Market Abuse Unit. She has conducted and supervised investigations into financial reporting fraud, insider trading, misconduct by investment advisers and brokers, FCPA and other securities law violations.

Ms. Choi also served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Texas. Before joining the SEC, Ms. Choi clerked for the Honorable Robert P. Patterson, Jr. (SDNY), worked as an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York and served as a Trial Attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC. She received her BA from Oberlin College and her JD from Yale Law School.

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