Jorge G. Tenreiro is a Senior Trial Counsel in the Division of Enforcement of the SEC, New York Regional Office. Mr. Tenreiro has significant experience litigating various matters brought by the agency, including fraudulent offerings, pump and dump schemes, and matters in the digital asset space, including by filing and leading the litigation in the SEC’s first two ICO scam cases. Prior to joining the SEC in December 2013, Mr. Tenreiro was a law clerk for the Honorable Julio M. Fuentes for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and a law clerk to the Honorable Allyne R. Ross of the Eastern District of New York. From October 2006 to August 2007 and from September 2008 to August 2012, Mr. Tenreiro was an associate in the litigation department of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP. Mr. Tenreiro is a 2006 graduate of Yale Law School where he was awarded the William K.S. Wang Prize for best performance in contracts and Harlan Stone Prize for Moot Court competition semi-finalists.
In May 2003, Mr. Tenreiro obtained his B.A., magna cum laude with distinction in Economics and Mathematics from Yale University. He was Phi Beta Kappa and also received the Henry M. Nodelman Scholarship for Excellence in Sciences. Throughout his career, Mr. Tenreiro has devoted significant time to matters of interest to the LGBTQ community. As a law student, Mr. Tenreiro joined a suit in the District of Connecticut against the Department of Defense’s enforcement of the Solomon Amendment, requiring law schools to permit military recruiters on campus despite the military’s anti-gay “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. In 2009, Mr. Tenreiro was co-counsel in lawsuit securing a victory at summary judgment under the ADA on behalf of an HIV+ teenager denied admission to a basketball summer camp on the basis of his HIV-status. In 2011, Mr. Tenreiro authored an amicus brief in support of the law school in the Supreme Court case Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, which recognized the school’s ability to impose rules barring discrimination against LGBTQ individuals on law school student groups. In 2012, Mr. Tenreiro co-authored a brief in support of a disabled veteran’s request for same-sex spousal benefits before the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. From 2015 to 2018, Mr. Tenreiro served as a member of the LGBT Committee of the New York City Bar.