Jason Burt is the Regional Director of the SEC's Denver Office.As Regional Director, leads a staff of more than 100 accountants, attorneys, investigators, litigators, securities compliance examiners, and other personnel involved in the investigation and prosecution of enforcement actions and the performance of compliance examinations focusing on Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Previously, Mr. Burt served as Acting Co-Director of the Denver Office.
Mr. Burt also previously served as the Office’s Associate Regional Director, overseeing the region’s enforcement program beginning in 2019. During his 18-year tenure with the Commission, Mr. Burt has served at both the SEC headquarters and in the Denver Office. Mr. Burt has spent the majority of his SEC career with Enforcement, where he was responsible for investigating and prosecuting many complex and significant enforcement actions including managing the Share Class Selection Disclosure Initiative, a self-reporting initiative designed by the Asset Management Unit to return money quickly to investors harmed by inadequate fee disclosures. He also spent time in the Examinations Division.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Burt worked as an associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobsen LLP. He earned his bachelor’s magna cum laude from James Madison University and his law degree with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law.