MF Global Attorney Named SEC General Counsel

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has named an attorney for the now-defunct MF Global as its top legal officer.

Geoffrey Aronow, who previously served on the board of the National Capital Area Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), represented MF Global CFO Christine Serwinski when the brokerage firm raided customer accounts and vaporized $1.6 billion in client funds.

In a statement, the SEC praised Aronow’s “passion for investor protection” and said he will be a “faithful steward of the securities laws” and possesses “a comprehensive understanding of law enforcement.”