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Joan Loizeaux Named Associate General Counsel for Adjudication


Washington, D.C., March 15, 2007 - The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today the selection of Joan L. Loizeaux to serve as Associate General Counsel for Adjudication.

Ms. Loizeaux is currently serving as the Principal Assistant General Counsel for Adjudication. Ms. Loizeaux has been at the Commission since 1992 and before that was a partner at Hogan & Hartson, a partner at Reed Smith Shaw & McClay, and an Assistant General Counsel at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Brian Cartwright, SEC General Counsel, said, "Joan brings to our office a wealth of adjudicatory experience as well as the background and experience necessary to assist in the management of the Office of the General Counsel. She has extensive experience in securities law and advising the Commission regarding appeals of decisions issued by administrative law judges and by self-regulatory organizations. She is highly regarded throughout the Commission and her combination of expertise, intellect and judgment makes her exceptionally qualified to serve in this position."

Ms. Loizeaux said, "I am very honored by this appointment. I look forward to the opportunity to work with the Commission to serve investors and the public interest. I am lucky to work with such a talented group of attorneys and staff."

Ms. Loizeaux received her J.D. from the UCLA School of Law in 1972. She received her A.B., magna cum laude, from Occidental College in 1968 and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She will succeed Anne Chafer who retired from the Commission in September. Ms. Loizeaux is married and has one son.

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Modified: 03/15/2007