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A. Duer Meehan Named Associate Director in OCIE's Office of Market Oversight


Washington, D.C., May 2, 2007 - The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced the appointment of A. Duer Meehan as Associate Director of the Office of Market Oversight in the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE).

As Associate Director, Mr. Meehan will be responsible for supervising the Commission's oversight inspections of the self-regulatory organizations' regulatory programs with respect to trading, including their surveillance, examination and disciplinary programs. Mr. Meehan also will be responsible for a number of examinations of broker-dealers' trading practices and operations, including alternative trading systems.

Mr. Meehan has been serving as Assistant Director in OCIE's Office of Broker-Dealer Examinations, where he has helped coordinate the Commission's national examination program and oversee examinations of broker-dealers. Issues he has covered include equity and debt securities trading, retail and institutional best execution, anti-money laundering, information barriers, sales practices, and supervision.

"Duer's knowledge of trading practices and regulation will be enormously valuable in the SEC's inspection oversight of trading markets," said Lori Richards, Director of OCIE. "Working with the talented staff in OCIE's Market Oversight group, Duer will help protect investors who buy and sell securities in our securities markets."

Mr. Meehan, 39, who joined the Commission in 1998 as a staff attorney in OCIE, received the Commission's Capital Markets Award in 2001 and 2004, and the Examination Award of Excellence in 2000.

Mr. Meehan is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches a class in the regulation of securities trading. He received a JD from Willamette University College of Law in 1995 and a BA from Hamilton College in 1989. Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Meehan worked in the integrated products group at Bloomberg, L.P.



Modified: 05/02/2007