SEC May Choose as Top Lawyer Ex-CFTC Enforcement Chief

Geoffrey Aronow, now a Bingham McCutchen partner, said to be leading candidate.

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Elisse Walter may hire as her top lawyer a former enforcement director from the main U.S. derivatives regulator.

Geoffrey Aronow, a partner at law firm Bingham McCutchen LLP, has been interviewed by Walter and is the leading candidate to become the agency’s general counsel, according to three people with knowledge of the matter who asked not to be identified because the hiring process isn’t public.

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