Rose Romero has been the Regional Director for the Fort Worth Regional Office of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission since March 2006. In that role she oversees the Enforcement and Examination Programs for the Region. Before beginning her duties at the SEC, Ms. Romero was Executive Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. In that role, she advised the U.S. Attorney in a range of areas of management and administration and oversaw all criminal and civil programs initiated by the Northern District. Ms. Romero joined the U.S. Attorneys Office in 1989 as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and investigated and prosecuted numerous cases involving white collar fraud, telemarketing fraud, bank fraud, narcotics and money laundering. In 1996, she was appointed Deputy Criminal Chief, Narcotic and Violent Crimes Section, where she served until 1999. Ms. Romero then was selected to work as a resident legal advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador where she advised the Ambassador on legal and political issues and assisted local officials in drafting civil and criminal legislation aimed at punishing financial crimes, money laundering and narcotics trafficking. Prior to her appointment to her present position, she also served as District Senior Litigation Counsel in the U.S. Attorneys Office.Ms. Romero received her BS from Texas Christian University and her JD from Southern Methodist University. She also served in the United States Air Force.
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