Jennifer Leete Bio
Jennifer S. Leete is a member of Cravath’s Investigations and Regulatory Enforcement Practice. She is a former Associate Director in the Division of Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where she served for more than 20 years. As a Senior Officer and member of the Division of Enforcement’s leadership team, Ms. Leete supervised a broad range of highly complex investigations and enforcement actions and collaborated closely with the SEC’s regulatory divisions. She regularly coordinated the resolution of matters with other authorities, including the Department of Justice, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, state securities regulators, international securities regulators and self‑regulatory organizations, including the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.
During her tenure at the SEC, Ms. Leete investigated, supervised and filed enforcement actions involving financial fraud and disclosure violations at public companies, as well as misconduct at major broker‑dealers, investment advisers, auditing firms, private funds and self‑regulatory organizations. She also led investigations in emerging areas of the securities laws, including issues related to ESG, digital assets and cryptocurrencies, SPACs and Regulation Best Interest, in addition to insider trading, internet and offering frauds, and Ponzi schemes.