Adam S. Aderton is an Assistant Director in the SEC Enforcement Division’s Asset Management Unit. Mr. Aderton supervises investigations involving potential violations of the federal securities laws by firms and individuals in the asset management industry, including registered investment advisers to private funds. Mr. Aderton has conducted or supervised investigations involving conflicts of interest, valuation, misrepresentations and omissions, and failures to adopt and/or implement compliance policies and procedures. He received the Enforcement Division’s 2012 Ellen B. Ross Award which recognizes attorneys for exemplary commitment and performance in promoting the fair and effective enforcement of the federal securities laws. Before joining the SEC, Adam served as a law clerk to Judge J. Frederick Motz of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and worked in the securities litigation and enforcement practice at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. Adam received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Truman State University and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a member of the Virginia Law Review and inducted to the Order of the Coif.