Brian M. Basinger is Senior Counsel in the Division of Enforcement for the SEC’s Atlanta Regional Office. He joined the SEC in 2013 after five years at the law firm of King & Spalding LLP in Atlanta where he served on the firm’s Special Matters & Government Investigations practice group. At the SEC, Brian has led investigations and appeared on behalf of the Commission in enforcement actions in the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia. His cases have included offering frauds, financial adviser fraud and Ponzi schemes. Brian is co-chair of the SEC’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Employee Affinity Group, and he leads the Atlanta Regional Office’s outreach to Spanish-speaking investors, rural investors and the agribusiness community. Brian received his law degree from Georgia State University and received undergraduate degrees in Public Relations and Romance Languages from the University of Georgia.