Cyrus Amir-Mokri '95 Named One of Three Newest Directors of Securities Investor Protection Corporation

From the SIPC website:

Two individuals nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate and a new representative from the U.S. Department of the Treasury will serve as the three newest directors of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), which maintains a special reserve fund authorized by Congress to help investors at failed brokerage firms.

The three new SIPC directors are: Anthony (Tony) D'Agostino, managing director of the Bank of America; Gregg Karawan, senior vice president and general counsel, Genworth Financial Insurance & Wealth Management; and Cyrus Amir-Mokri, assistant secretary for financial institutions, U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Acting SIPC Board Chair Sharon Bowen said: "We are delighted to welcome three such outstanding new board members. The SIPC Board and U.S. investors will benefit from their diverse experience and high-level expertise in the financial industry, regulatory and legal space. We thank these individuals for making the necessary time to put forth the considerable effort required to perform this important public service work..."

Cyrus Amir-Mokri serves as the U.S. Department of the Treasury's assistant secretary for financial institutions. He is responsible for developing and coordinating Treasury's policies on issues affecting financial institutions. Amir-Mokri most recently served as senior counsel to the chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), where he also was the agency's deputy representative to the Financial Stability Oversight Council. Prior to joining the CFTC, he was a partner at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. His practice focused on complex securities and antitrust litigation. Amir-Mokri also clerked for the Honorable Bruce M. Selya of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He earned a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School, a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago, and an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Harvard College.