Joyce Roldan, 3L, Summer Intern at the SEC
Monday, September 19, 2011
Posted by: Max Rodriguez
Joyce Roldan, 3L, completed an internship in the Office of International Affairs Enforcement at the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), working on cases involving the prosecution of international corporate criminals. She was able to use the concepts taught in the Community Development Law Clinic and apply it to the SEC in attacking corporate crime.
Roldan worked with other securities commissions to stop insider trading, market manipulation, and other types of securities crimes. She also worked on analyzing and processing foreign requests for assistance, Suspicious Transaction Reports and referrals from international organizations. She also drafted motions, declarations and orders for Administrative Judicial Proceedings, and wrote several memos for attorneys analyzing various international laws and agreements including the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Hague Evidence Convention, and developments relating to United States v. Warshak (2010).
In addition to analyzing many different cases, she was also able to grow professionally. Roldan says she had a chance to work on her communication and networking skills when she met with other SEC attorneys in the Enforcement and Whistleblowers divisions, and even had the privilege of attending State Department and Department of Justice meetings. The SEC also worked very hard to keep track of her progress during the internship, holding OIA Staff Meetings every two weeks.
Her last semester in the Community Development Clinic prepared her to work at the SEC since Professor Kemit Mawakana held several seminars on corporate crime and the devastation it causes society. Working at the SEC allowed her to see "the impact securities crimes have on the common man’s ability to pursue happiness,” said Roldan.
Christopher Calfee, 3L, American University Law School; Dana Hogan, Senior at Boston University;
Obediah Samuel, 2L, Notre Dame Law School; Lily Chen, 2L, Univeristy of California Law School;
Joyce Roldan, 3L, UDC David A. Clarke School of Law; Melissa Caridad, 3L, American University Law School.