Check out the highlights from the 2014 Annual Dinner and William O. Douglas Award presentation
Present Thomas Riesenberg
2014-2012 Jonathan G. Katz
2012-2010 Amy Goodman
2010-2008 John Hartigan
2008-2007 Martha L.Cochran
2007-2006 Robert Friese
2006-2004 Sheldon Goldfarb
2004-2002 Richard Morvillo
2002-2000 Kathleen Gallagher
2000-1998 Howard Schiffman
1998-1996 Richard Jacobson
1996-1994 Frank Razzano
1994-1992 Marvin Pickholz
Welcome to the Association of Securities & Exchange Commission Alumni website
ASECA is a non-profit charitable organization whose stated mission is to provide the opportunity for education and growth of industry professionals, to promote study and research in the field of securities law, and to educate members on securities law by means of lectures, seminars and publications. Gatherings also provide a forum for exchanging information and sharing ideas regarding the administration and reform of securities law.
The Association of SEC Alumni was founded in 1990 with a goal of continuing the camaraderie that existed among members when they worked together at the Securities and Exchange Commission. Today, ASECA boasts a network of 1,200 SEC alumni worldwide. The organization raises scholarship monies for law students and SEC staff as they pursue their educational endeavors.
From this site, ASECA members will have access to an online membership directory and have access to historical information. Should you misplace a newsletter or want to see pictures of an annual dinner that you missed - it's all here.
Any past employee of the SEC is eligible to join ASECA. Annual membership dues are $50 and Lifetime Members pay a one-time fee of $1,000. Stay connected with news and happenings in the industry; use the membership directory to network and receive current newsletters and special event invitations.Lifetime Members pay a one time fee, receive special recognition at the Annual Dinner and are highlighted in the directory.
2015 Annual Dinner
The twenty-third annual ASECA Dinner was held on Friday February 20, 2015 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC.
Over 800 guests attended; ASECA President Tom Riesenberg delivered the opening remarks, awards for writing competitions and scholarships were presented to eighteen individuals. Highlights included Marianne Smythe's introduction of William O. Douglas Award recipient Kathryn B. McGrath.
Introducing the 2015 WOD Award Winner
Kathie McGrath, a veteran of several divisions within the SEC, was honored as the recipient of the 2015 William O. Douglas award.
Looking back on her career at the SEC, Kathie said: “I was really lucky! At the SEC, I had the amazing good fortune to have a whole series of incredibly talented and dedicated bosses, one right after the other...."