Paul Levenson is a longtime criminal prosecutor who doesn’t shy away from a courtroom fight. He relishes the chance to bring a complex fraud case to trial and convince a jury he’s right.
That’s just the kind of lawyer the Securities and Exchange Commission’s chief, Mary Jo White, had in mind when she set out to put more bite into federal regulation of the investment industry. In choosing Levenson to lead the SEC in Boston, she tapped an assistant US attorney with 24 years of experience, most recently pursuing white-collar crime.
Now Levenson, 56, is bringing his criminal experience to the SEC’s civil oversight of $8 trillion worth of hedge funds, mutual funds, and brokerages across the region. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
Beth Healy can be reached at Beth.Healy@globe.com.