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SEC Gensler appoints lead counsel of XRP lawsuit as Enforcement Counsel

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Jorge Tenrero is the man responsible for litigation with the Securities and Exchange Commission against Ripple and co-defendants Brad Garlinghouse and Chris Larsen.

The Securities and Exchange Commission has appointed Cory Fryer, Phil Hafenstein, Jennifer Songer, and Jorge Tenrero to head Gary Gensler’s executive staff.

Cory Fryer has been appointed as Senior Counsel in Crypto Policy Making, Phil Hafenstein is an Operations Adviser, Jennifer Songer is now an Investment Management Adviser, and Jorge J. Tenrero is an Enforcement Adviser.

Jorge G. Tenreiro got a promotion

Jorge G. Tenreiro has been promoted to enforcement counselor, a role in which he will advise President Gensler on matters relating to the enforcement division, a very prominent role as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continues to regulate through enforcement practice.

He joined the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2013 as a staff attorney in the New York regional office and later served as a senior trial counsel. He previously held a leadership role in the Pride Alliance Employee Affinity Group at SEC and sat on the SEC’s Diversity Board.

Prior to joining the SEC, he was an Associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Legal Clerk at Hon. Julio M. Fuentes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Hon. Allyne R. Ross of the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Jorge Tenrero is the man responsible for litigation with the Securities and Exchange Commission against Ripple and co-defendants Brad Garlinghouse and Chris Larsen.

The plaintiff has been heavily criticized for his inconsistencies and has been found to have frustrated Judge Sarah Netbourne several times, including the August 31 hearing of the SEC’s deliberations on XRP, ETH and BTC.

During the hearing, try not to directly answer the judge’s questions because they would conflict with the SEC’s narrative, i.e. the discussion is about the objectivity or subjectivity of being “reckless.”

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SEC Gary Gensler has done 4 promotions

Corey Fryer He was promoted to advise President Gensler on SEC policy development and interagency work regarding the oversight of crypto assets.

Prior to joining the Securities and Exchange Commission, he held the position of Senior Professional Officer on the US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs for Chairman Sherrod Brown.

He spent a decade working as a senior advisor working on issues ranging from consumer and investor protection to systemic risk and emerging financial technologies to US Representative Maxine Waters on the House Financial Services Committee and to US Representative Brad Miller of North Carolina.

Philip Hafenstein He was appointed as an advisor to President Gensler on matters relating to the agency’s management, operations, and administration.

He joined the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2014 as an attorney and advisor in the Office of Human Resources, where he advised senior management on personnel matters and conducted internal investigations.

Prior to joining the Securities and Exchange Commission, he was an associate legal advisor with the US Department of Homeland Security, US Immigration, and Customs Enforcement.

Jennifer Songer He will be an advisor to President Gensler on matters relating to investment firms and investment advisors.

She served as Branch Head of the Private Funds Branch in the Rulemaking Office of the Investment Management Division, where she focused on policy development related to private fund advisors and other investment advisors.

Prior to joining the SEC, Songer worked at the K&L Gates LLP office in Washington, DC and the Seward & Kissel LLP office in New York.

“Corey, Phil, Jenny, and Jorge had an extraordinary experience,” said President Gensler. “I have already begun to rely on their valuable advisor on policy, implementation and agency operations, and I look forward to continuing our work together to carry out the SEC’s mission.”

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