The Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday announced the appointment of George Canellos as director of its New York regional office, where he will oversee enforcement and examination operations.

Canellos, who will join the SEC in July after he leaves the law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, is a former criminal prosecutor with the U.S attorney's office in Manhattan, where he served as chief of the major crimes unit and supervised teams of prosecutors responsible for investigating and prosecuting large-scale financial crimes, the commission said.

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