The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said Friday that James S. Shorris, its executive director of enforcement, will leave the self-regulatory agency in April and return to the private sector. It did not provide more information about the reason for Shorris' departure or his future.

Shorris was in enforcement leadership roles at Finra and its predecessor the NASD for more than seven years. In his most recent position, Shorris directed the investigation and prosecution of local and national disciplinary actions. He became executive director of enforcement in 2007, following roles as chief of enforcement and deputy chief of enforcement.

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