The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority on Thursday announced said Susan Merrill, who has led FINRA’s Enforcement arm and one of its predecessor organizations for more than five years plans to return to private practice.
Merrill became New York Stock Exchange Regulation’s enforcement chief in 2004 and continued in that role when much of NYSE Regulation merged with NASD in 2007 to form FINRA.
Prior to joining NYSE Regulation, she was a partner at the New York City-based firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.
Merrill’s departure date was not announced, but the agency said a search for her successor is now underway.
The chief of enforcement is responsible for the management of about 300 enforcement staff in 17 offices throughout the country.