The Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni, Inc. ("ASECA") was founded in 1990 by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") alumni. ASECA was initially formed to continue the camaraderie that existed among ASECA members when they worked together at the SEC. Today its membership is nearly 1,000 in the U.S. and abroad.
From it origins as a primarily social institution, ASECA has grown through the years to embrace a number of activities, including the following:
- The annual dinner, held following the Friday session of PLI’s "SEC Speaks", at which the William O. Douglas Award is presented to an outstanding SEC alumnus/alumna
- Scholarships for current or former SEC employees at Georgetown University Law Center and Brooklyn Law School, and for current SEC support personnel. Winners are recognized at the annual dinner.
- The annual writing competition for law students writing in the field of securities law. Three cash prizes are awarded each year: First place is $5,000; second place is $3,000, and third place is $2,000. Winners are recognized at the annual dinner.
- Regional activities from coast to coast.
ASECA is a non-profit charitable organization whose stated mission is to provide the opportunity for education and growth of industry professionals, to promote study and research in the field of securities law, and to educate members on securities law by means of lectures, seminars and publications. Gatherings also provide a forum for exchanging information and sharing ideas regarding the administration and reform of securities law.
Please explore this website to learn more about ASECA's activities and to become a member.