Steven Buchholz

Assistant Regional Director, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Steven Buchholz is an Assistant Regional Director for Enforcement in the SEC’s San Francisco Regional Office. He has been on the SEC’s Enforcement staff since 2004 and a member of the Market Abuse Unit since its formation in 2010. Steven is also a member of the SEC’s Cyber Unit. His matters have included investigations and enforcement actions involving market access violations, insider trading, account intrusions and market manipulation, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, offering frauds, and broker-dealer registration and recordkeeping violations.
Before joining the Commission, Steven was a litigator with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Palo Alto. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School and was a law clerk for Chief Judge Roger Wollman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Before law school, he was a Fulbright scholar at the Universität Göttingen in Germany.