Director, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Erin E. Schneider is the Regional Director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s San Francisco Office. The Regional Office has a staff of over 125 people and is responsible for the SEC’s enforcement and examination programs in Northern California, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho and Alaska with over 1,000 investment advisers, almost 50 mutual fund complexes and over 250 broker-dealers located in the region. The public and pre-IPO companies located in the region are among the most dynamic and closely-followed issuers and companies in the country, including those in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland.
Ms. Schneider began working in the San Francisco office in 2005 as a staff attorney and has conducted and supervised investigations into a wide variety of financial misconduct. In 2012, she became an Assistant Regional Director in Enforcement’s Asset Management Unit, and from 2015 to 2019 led the office’s enforcement efforts as its Associate Regional Director. Prior to joining the SEC staff, Ms. Schneider worked as a litigation associate in the Washington D.C. and San Francisco offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, and as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Ms. Schneider earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley in 1995, and her law degree cum laude from the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law in 2001.