WASHINGTON Dec 4 Meredith Cross, the
influential director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's
Corporation Finance Division who helped steer the agency through
some of the thorniest of rulemakings, is leaving the SEC at the
end of the year, the SEC announced Tuesday.
Cross joined the SEC in 2009 where she has helped review
some of the largest initial public offerings in history,
Under her watch, the SEC also implemented numerous key rules
required by the 2010 Dodd-Frank law. Most recently, she was
deeply involved in developing rules required by the 2012
Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act.
The SEC says Cross plans to return to private practice,
though she has no immediate plans.