The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority announced it appointed J. Bradley Bennett, a partner at the Washington law firm Baker Botts, as the head of the regulator’s enforcement division.
Bradley had been at Baker Botts since 2001, where he specialized in financial and securities law violations, FINRA said in a statement. In his new role, Bennett will manage an enforcement staff of about 300 in 17 offices across the U.S., and will report to the agency’s vice chairman Stephen Luparello, FINRA added.
“Brad will be a forceful advocate for investors, especially in dealing with those who would seek to violate the rules,” Luparello said in a statement. “I have known Brad for many years and he stands out for his understanding of securities laws.”