Matthew Solomon,Â deputy chief litigation counsel for theÂ Securities and Exchange Commission‘s enforcement division since 2012, has been promoted to the chief litigation counsel role.
He will start his new position next month and succeedÂ Matthew Martens, who has served in the role since August 2010, the SEC said Friday.
The SEC’s trial unit comprises of 40 attorneys in the agency’s Washington headquarters and 11 regional offices that handle cases in federal courts and administrative proceedings at the agency.
Solomon served as a federal prosecutor for more than 10 years before joining the SEC and has led the fraud unit within the U.S. Attorneyâs Office for the District of Columbia.
In that role, he led 25 prosecutors that handled criminal cases involving securities fraud.
Before joining the Attorney’s Office, he served as aÂ federal prosecutor for public integrity at the Justice Department and tried cases involving extortion, money laundering, tax fraud, bribery and obstruction of justice.
He also has served as a counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee.