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Andrew Vollmer Named Acting General Counsel of SEC


Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2009 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced the appointment of Andrew N. Vollmer as the agency's Acting General Counsel. Mr. Vollmer succeeds Brian Cartwright, who left the agency this week to return to the private sector.

Mr. Vollmer joined the SEC staff in 2006 to become the agency's Deputy General Counsel. As Acting General Counsel, Mr. Vollmer will be the chief legal officer of the Commission and head the Office of the General Counsel, which advises the Commission on various matters including enforcement actions, rulemakings, appellate briefs and adjudications, and provides a variety of legal services to SEC staff.

Before joining the SEC, Mr. Vollmer was a partner in the international law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, where he was vice chair of the firm's Securities Department and previously served as one of two partners managing the firm's London office.

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.

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Modified: 01/21/2009