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Shira Pavis Minton Named SEC Ethics Counsel


Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2010 — The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that Shira Pavis Minton has been named as the Commission’s Ethics Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel.

Ms. Minton will provide advice and counsel to Commission employees on all ethical issues, and coordinate and manage the agency’s ethics and compliance program.

Ms. Minton, 42, joins the Commission after serving as the Deputy Assistant General Counsel for Ethics at the Department of Treasury, where she managed the ethics program for the Department as well as overseeing the ethics programs at all Treasury bureaus including the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Mint, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Ms. Minton also spent nine years at the Federal Trade Commission as an Associate General Counsel and Alternate Designated Agency Ethics Official.

“The Commission’s mission starts with an uncompromising commitment to the highest ethical standards,” said SEC General Counsel David Becker. “Shira’s outstanding career in public service has been built around that very commitment. We are fortunate that Shira will contribute her talents and experience to serving investors.”

Ms. Minton said, “I am honored to have the opportunity to join the SEC and its team of talented and dedicated professionals. I look forward to working with our ethics and compliance staff and all SEC employees to uphold the integrity of the SEC staff and our securities markets.”

Ms. Minton, who will also serve as the SEC’s Designated Agency Ethics Official, earned her JD from Harvard Law School where she graduated cum laude, and her BA in philosophy from Binghamton University.

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Modified: 08/05/2010