Alma Angotti spent over 10 years in the Securities and
Exchange Commission’s enforcement division,
working on dozens of cases involving market abuse, from federal
securities law violations to money laundering.
Here she talks to IFLR managing editor Lizzie Meager about
her most memorable experiences, what regulators are thinking
when working a case, and how she views conduct and culture to
have shifted over more than 25 years in regulation and
What was your motivation for becoming a
I was working at a law firm and, frankly,
wasn’t having all that much fun. A couple of years
in, a friend who had just moved to the SEC told me they were
What’s fun about it – especially in
enforcement – is that even in the early stages of your
career, you have a lot of responsibility. It’s
your case and you’re making a lot of the...