Stephen L. Cohen, associate enforcement director at the Securities and Exchange Commission, is leaving this month, the agency announced Friday.
Mr. Cohen was appointed in 2011. Before that, he served as a senior adviser to former SEC Chairwoman Mary Schapiro and led the agency's whistleblower program. He joined the SEC in 2004 after working in private practice and at the Department of Justice.
“Throughout his career at the SEC, Steve has made substantial and long-lasting contributions to the commission's mission,” said Andrew J. Ceresney, enforcement director, in a statement.
Details on Mr. Cohen's plans or his successor at the SEC were not available.