Latham & Watkins Discusses SEC’s Strategic Plan

On August 25, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a draft Strategic Plan (the Plan) for fiscal years 2022–2026. The Plan focuses on three goals that, according to SEC Chairman Gary Gensler, advance the SEC’s mission to protect investors; maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets; and facilitate capital formation. The Plan is open for public comment until September 29, 2022.

The goals of the Plan are:

  1. Protecting Retail Investors Against Fraud, Manipulation, and Misconduct

Investor protection remains a core value for the current SEC, while keeping technological innovation essential to the agency’s considerations:

  • The SEC will treat all

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