New Jersey Attorney General steps down to lead SEC law enforcement
Gurbir Grewal, the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey, is the first Sikh American attorney general in U.S. history. He will resign at the end of next month to join the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Beginning on July 26, Grewal will serve as the head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Enforcement Department, which Said on Tuesday.
“Law enforcement agencies can play a key role in detecting and punishing violations,” Gruval said. “I am very happy to be able to work with the talented public service team to expose and prosecute misconduct and protect investors. I thank Governor Murphy for the opportunity to serve the people of New Jersey and all my colleagues who work with me. I am very happy to be in my career in the state. Work in your life.”
SEC Chairman Gary Gensler said: “I am honored and happy to welcome Attorney General Grewal to the SEC.” “He has an outstanding career as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of New Jersey and a prosecutor at the local and federal levels. He has this critical moment. An ideal combination of experience, values, and leadership skills to lead law enforcement. I look forward to working closely with him to protect investors and eradicate misconduct in our market.”
Since January 2018, Grewal has served as the top law enforcement official in New Jersey after he was nominated by Governor Phil Murphy and confirmed by the state legislature.
One of Grewal’s landmark initiatives during his tenure as the attorney general of the State of New Jersey was police reform.
At the end of last year, Greval Extensive reforms of the country’s military policyThis is the first time such a policy has been updated in two decades. The update includes the prohibition of law enforcement personnel from using all force and lethal force against civilians.
Greval An order was signed last June All state, county, and local law enforcement agencies are required to publish a list of officials who have been dismissed, demoted, or suspended for more than five days due to disciplinary action each year. It ordered each agency to publish the first list before the end of 2020.
All state, county, and local patrol law enforcement officers in uniform Now need to wear a body cameraThe state also seeks to implement all police licenses.
In addition, all New Jersey police officers are now prohibited from using lock hoses, and if they do, they may face criminal charges.
“Through efforts to resist the Trump administration’s attacks on New Jersey and our diverse communities, to carry out historic reforms in policing and to lead the fight against gun violence, Attorney General Greval has always been a valuable member of our government and a dedicated Residents of New Jersey,” Murphy Say“Although we will miss his leadership, I know he is the right person to protect investors across the country, and I congratulate Gensler, Chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, for making such an outstanding choice.”
Greval is the first Sikh American county attorney in U.S. history Acting as the Attorney of Bergen County From 2016 to 2018. During his tenure as the county attorney, Grewal focused on actions such as fighting the opioid epidemic and improving the relationship between the police and the local community.
Grewal served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Office of the U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of New Jersey from 2010 to 2016. From 2014 to 2016, he was responsible for leading the economic crime department and overseeing the investigation and prosecution of all major white-collar workers and cybercrime in the state.
From 2004 to 2007, Grewal also served as an Assistant US Attorney in the Criminal Division of the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, where he was assigned to the Commercial and Securities Fraud Division. Grewal is responsible for investigating and prosecuting drug crimes, white-collar crimes and terrorism cases.
The New Jersey native also worked in private practice in Washington, DC from 1999 to 2004 and in New York City from 2008 to 2010.