Andrew Shoenthal

Counsel to the Regional Director (Chicago), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Andrew Shoenthal is Counsel to the Regional Director of the United States Securities Exchange Commission’s Chicago Regional Office. Andrew is responsible for advising on legal, policy, and operational issues, as well as leading, managing and coordinating national priority matters and cross-divisional initiatives. Prior to this role, Andrew spent ten years as a member of the Division of Enforcement’s specialized Asset Management Unit and served as Senior Advisor to the unit’s leadership. As an Enforcement attorney in the AMU, Andrew focused on investment adviser fraud and cases involving false performance, excessive and undisclosed fees, and conflicts of interest. He worked on the SEC's Share Class Selection Disclosure Initiative that resulted in refunds of over $125 million to investors; brought the first enforcement action using analytics to uncover hedge funds with inflated performance; and litigated some of the Commission’s earliest actions involving mutual fund share class selection, undisclosed 12b-1 fees, and brokerage mark-ups. Before working at the SEC, Andrew was an associate at the Chicago office of Sidley Austin LLP. He received his J.D. magna cum laudefrom the University of Minnesota Law School and his B.A. with honors in Public Policy from the University of Chicago.