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SEC Names Katherine Martin as Associate Director in the Office of International Affairs

Washington D.C., Nov. 30, 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Katherine K. Martin has been named Associate Director in its Office of International Affairs.

As Associate Director, Ms. Martin will oversee the development of the SEC’s policy on cross-border regulatory matters, including its participation in multilateral standard-setting bodies and its bilateral dialogues with foreign authorities.  Ms. Martin has served in various roles at the SEC for more than a decade, most recently as an Assistant Director in the Office of International Affairs and prior to that as a Senior Special Counsel in the Office of Clearance and Settlement in the Division of Trading and Markets.  She also has been an Assistant Chief Counsel in the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis and a Senior Counsel in the Office of International Affairs.

“Katherine is a thought leader on international regulatory issues and is a tremendous asset to the office,” said Paul A. Leder, Director of the SEC’s Office of International Affairs.  “Her extensive experience in securities regulation and international regulatory policy and her demonstrated ability to resolve complex issues will be invaluable to the office and the Commission in fulfilling our mission.”

Ms. Martin said, “It is an honor to have been named Associate Director.  I look forward to working with my talented and dedicated colleagues throughout the agency and with our foreign counterparts in this new capacity.”

Ms. Martin graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University.  She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the Syracuse University College of Law, where she was an executive editor of the Syracuse Law Review.  She began her legal career as an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.

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