Renee Jones has been appointed director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's division of corporation finance, the SEC announced Monday.
Ms. Jones, who most recently served as a law professor and associate dean for academic affairs at Boston College Law School, will start June 21. Previously, she represented private and public companies on corporate and securities matters at law firm Hill & Barlow.
"Renee brings deep expertise in corporate governance and securities law to the division of corporation finance," SEC Chairman Gary Gensler said in a news release. "Her leadership will be invaluable as the division facilitates disclosure under our current rules and undertakes rule modernization to meet the challenges of today"
Ms. Jones said in the same news release that she will "work tirelessly to execute our rules and make sound recommendations that will help the SEC realize its mission."
John Coates, the division's current acting director, has been named SEC general counsel, also effective June 21.
Mr. Coates, who was named acting director in February, was previously a Harvard University law and economics professor.
"I am honored to continue to help advance the SEC's mission to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation," Mr. Coates said in the news release. "During my tenure as acting director of corporation finance, I experienced firsthand the unwavering commitment of the SEC staff, and I look forward to serving in a new role as the commission's general counsel."