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Andrew Vollmer Named SEC Deputy General Counsel


Washington, D.C., June 5, 2006 - The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today the selection of Andrew N. Vollmer to serve as the agency's Deputy General Counsel.

Mr. Vollmer, 52, is a partner in the international law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP and has decades of experience handling securities law and enforcement matters. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the firm's Securities Department and previously served as one of two partners managing the firm's London office. He frequently has spoken and written on securities law and related matters, is co-author of a monograph on "Internal Corporate Investigations" and has been a regular speaker on SEC and internal investigations at the Stanford Directors' College.

The SEC's General Counsel, Brian Cartwright, said, "Andy will be a powerful advocate for the individual investor. He brings a keen intellect and broad and deep experience to the task of investor protection. His strong management background will help us all work together efficiently and effectively. His combination of expertise and judgment makes him exceptionally well qualified to serve this Office, the Commission and investors everywhere. I am delighted he will be joining us."

Mr. Vollmer said, "The mission of the SEC — to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation — is of critical importance to our nation. My aim is to serve and promote those goals with vigor, fairness and integrity. I bring a deep respect for the Commissioners and the staff from my years of experience working with them in my practice. I am honored to be joining them in this capacity."

Mr. Vollmer received his J.D. in 1978 from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as Notes Editor of the Virginia Law Review. He earned his B.A. from Miami University. He succeeds Meyer Eisenberg, who retired from the Commission in early January.

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Modified: 06/05/2006