The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Paul Dudek, Chief of the Office of International Corporate Finance in the Division of Corporation Finance, is leaving the agency at the end of the month.
Mr. Dudek has headed the Office of International Corporate Finance for more than 22 years. The office serves as the point of contact for non-U.S. companies and governments that register securities with the SEC. The office also is responsible for rulewriting initiatives and interpretive matters relating to offerings by foreign issuers in the U.S. and multinational offerings by foreign and domestic issuers.
“Paul has played a key role with respect to registered offerings by hundreds of foreign companies and provided valuable advocacy on a large number of rulewriting projects that have had a special impact on foreign registrants,” said Keith Higgins, Director of the Division of Corporation Finance.
Mr. Dudek said, “It’s been a great honor to serve at the SEC for such a long time during which the global capital markets have changed dramatically. I have been privileged to work with numerous talented and dedicated staff members and contribute to the Commission’s important international work.”
Mr. Dudek has received the SEC’s Philip A. Loomis, Jr. Award and was a member of teams that received the SEC Chairman’s Award for Excellence and the SEC’s Regulatory Simplification Award. He participated as a Fellow in the Excellence in Government Fellows Program run by the Partnership for Public Service and was a delegate to the Corporate Governance Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Mr. Dudek joined the Office of International Corporate Finance as an attorney fellow in August 1990 and was named its Chief in October 1993. Prior to that, he worked at the law firm of Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton. Mr. Dudek is a graduate of the New York University School of Law (Order of the Coif) and Fordham University (Phi Beta Kappa).