Welcome to the Association of Securities & Exchange Commission Alumni website

ASECA is a non-profit charitable organization that fosters the shared history and unique camaraderie between SEC alumni globally.

Founded in 1990 with the 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 nearly 1,000 SEC alumni worldwide.

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.


ICI & ASECA: Celebrating 100 Years of the Mutual Fund


A special thank you to the Investment Company Institute (ICI) and Dimensional Fund Advisors for their part in the Austin, TX event on May 14th. Five former directors of the SEC Division of Investment Management came together to reflect on the current issues facing the investment management industry.

Industry pioneer David Booth, Founder and Chairman of Dimensional Fund Advisors, hosted the event, alongside Co-Chief Executive Officers Dave Butler & Gerard K. O’ReillyEric Pan, President and CEO of the Investment Company Institute, and Catherine Newell, General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Dimensional Fund Advisors, moderated the panel. Heather Traeger, ASECA Board Member and President-Elect, will provide concluding remarks.  


Thank you for attending the 29th Annual ASECA Dinner

and William O. Douglas Award Presentation


Thank you to Sponsors and your continued support

Akin Gump Shauss Hauer & Feld LLP

AlixPartners LLP

Alston & Bird LLP

Alvarez & Marsal Holdings LLC

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Bruch Law Group PLLC

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Cooley LLP

Covington & Burling LLP

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Davis Polk Wardwell LLP

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Dechert LLP

Edward Jones

Ernst & Young Global Limited

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


Foley & Lardner LLP

FTI Consulting

Goodwin Procter LLP

Jones Day

King & Spalding LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kroll, LLC

Latham & Watkins LLP

Lawrence Law LLC

McDermott Will & Emery

McGuire Woods

Millennium Management LLC

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP


Patomak Global Partners LLC

Perkins Coie LLP

Practising Law Institute

Ropes & Gray LLP

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Sidley Austin LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Vedder Price LLP

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Wilmer Culter Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP



 To donate to the ASECA Scholarship Fund, please click here.

ASECA is a 501(c)3 organization and your charitable contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Congratulations to Jonathan G. Katz

William O. Douglas Award Winner

ASECA congratulates Jonathan G. Katz, former Secretary of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as the 2023-2024 Recipient of its William O. Douglas Award. To read more....



"Membership in ASECA provides opportunities for networking and service to our unique professional community.

Join or Renew for 2024 Today!

The Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni (ASECA) provides value to its members in several ways. We welcome your membership and participation in our different programs.

1. ASECA provides the opportunity for former SEC employees and staff to find and re-connect with former colleagues and friends. Re-connect through social activities, including receptions and networking opportunities in the different SEC office cities. Our annual dinner provides an opportunity to gather in Washington DC during the PLI SEC Speaks conference. Applaud the unique history and shared camaraderie of SEC alumni.

2. ASECA provides an opportunity to support education. Nearly one million dollars have been awarded in college scholarships to SEC staff and law school students pursuing careers in the field of securities law and compliance. Invest in tomorrow’s professionals.

3. ASECA coordinates interesting and informative webinars, highlighting unique careers, events, and individuals who have shared in protecting investors for decades. Listen to those who talk about
their journey.

4. ASECA bestows the William O. Douglas Award to a worthy SEC alumnus or alumna who has contributed to the development of the federal securities laws or served the financial and SEC community with distinction. Honor those who have served with distinction.

5. ASECA members are afforded discount pricing for events, such as the annual dinner. Membership has its perks.

6. Membership dues and donations to ASECA are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. Become a member and save.