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Jorge G. Tenreiro 

Jorge G. Tenreiro is the Chief of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Crypto Asset and Cyber Unit. In that role, he has supervised investigations that resulted in SEC lawsuits against SEC registrants with respect to certain cyber security interests and against significant participants in the crypto asset markets, including Sam Bankman-Fried, Terraform Labs and its founder Do Kwon, Tron and its founder Justin Sun, Binance and its founder Changpeng Zhao, Coinbase, and Kraken.  Previously, Mr. Tenreiro served as the Enforcement Counsel to SEC Chair Gary Gensler, providing advice to the Chair as to all matters relating to the SEC’s Division of Enforcement. Before that, he was a Senior Trial Counsel in the Division of Enforcement of the SEC, New York Regional Office. Since joining the SEC in 2013, Mr. Tenreiro has obtained specialized knowledge regarding the application of the federal securities laws to crypto-related transactions and obtained significant experience litigating various matters brought by the agency, including Telegram and Ripple Labs, as well as fraudulent offerings and pump and dump schemes such as those by John McAfee and other crypto touters.  Prior to joining the SEC, Mr. Tenreiro was a law clerk for the Honorable Julio M. Fuentes for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and a law clerk to the Honorable Allyne R. Ross of the Eastern District of New York. From October 2006 to August 2007 and from September 2008 to August 2012, Mr. Tenreiro was an associate in the litigation department of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP. Mr. Tenreiro is a 2006 graduate of Yale Law School and in May 2003, Mr. Tenreiro obtained his B.A., magna cum laude with distinction in Economics and Mathematics from Yale University.

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