Saturday, March 19, 2011

New York Taps Marc Minor to Head Investor Protection Bureau

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced yesterday that he has appointed Marc Minor as the head of the state's Investor Protection Bureau. Minor, who previously worked in the Bureau as an Assistant Attorney General from 2002 to 2004, currently serves as the Chief of the New Jersey Bureau of Securities, a position he has held since April 2009.

“Our office has a strong tradition of taking tough, innovative and fair action to protect the investing public. Marc will be a leader in my administration as we continue this important work,” Schneiderman said in the news release announcing the appointment. “With his widespread experience enforcing state, federal, and self-regulatory organizations’ securities law, as well as his time as an Assistant Attorney General, Marc will bring the talent and skill we need to protect New York’s working families.”

An active member of the the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), Minor will chair the organization's upcoming Public Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. on March 28. Minor's previous positions include serving as Senior Counsel for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) from 2005 to 2009, where he took a lead role in a task force investigating subprime lending and mortgage-backed securities abuses. Minor also served as Director and Enforcement Counsel for the Philadelphia Stock Exchange from 2004 to 2005.