SEC Announces FY 2023 Enforcement Results with Second-Highest Penalties on Record

November 27, 2023

On November 14, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced its enforcement results for the 2023 fiscal year, with case numbers up from fiscal year 2022 and monetary sanctions at the second highest level in the agency’s history, though down significantly from last year’s record highs.

In a press release announcing the results, Enforcement Director Gurbir Grewal noted that the past year’s cases demonstrate how the agency “work[s] with a sense of urgency, using all the tools in our toolkit.”  This post evaluates how the SEC used its enforcement tools in the past year and surveys the enforcement highlights in key substantive areas.

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