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.


Registration is open for the

29th Annual ASECA Dinner

and William O. Douglas Award Presentation

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
JW Marriott
1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC

Table Sponsors

Individual Tickets


PLI-ASECA Cocktail Reception - 5:30 PM
Open to SEC Speaks conference and Annual ASECA Dinner attendees
Seating for ASECA Dinner - 7:00 PM



Special ASECA Event

Judge Stanley Sporkin SEC Enforcement Panel


Thursday, January 18, 2024
Georgetown University Law Center

The Inaugural Judge Stanley Sporkin SEC Enforcement Panel at Georgetown University Law Center was a huge success. Moderator William McLucas and other former and current Enforcement Directors Stephanie Avakian, Andrew Ceresney, Gurbir Grewal, and Steven Peikin provided very interesting and timely insights, as well as a riveting conversation. ASECA President, Annemarie Tierney, stated, “We could not be prouder of the broad support we received from so many across the SEC alumni network for this inaugural event. It was truly moving, and we look forward to holding many more Judge Stanley Sporkin Panels in the years to come.” The event also commemorated  ASECA’s endowment of the Judge Stanley Sporkin memorial scholarship at Georgetown University Law Center.
Martha L. Cochran
Eugene Goldman
John & Laurie Hartigan
Edward Herlihy
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Theodore Levine
McDermott Will & Emery
Bill McLucas & Paula Kashtan
Millennium Management LLC
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Patomak Global Partners
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
The Sporkin Family
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Cooley LLP
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Egan-Jones Ratings Company
Gerald Hodgkins
Luis A. Aguilar
Joseph Brenner
Andrew Ceresney
Merritt A. Cole
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
The Hilsee Group LLS
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Paul F. Roye
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
Plans for a Second Judge Stanley Sporkin SEC Enforcement Panel are underway for 2025. Video of the 2024 panel will be posted soon.
ASECA thanks the many involved in making the event a tremendous success.


The 2022 28th Annual ASECA Dinner was a huge success.

Please click here to view our photo gallery.



 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

The Association of Securities & Exchange Commission Alumni (ASECA) is pleased to announce that it will be honoring Jonathan G. Katz, former Secretary of the Securities and Exchange Commission, as the 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 2023 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.