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Joseph C. Lombard, Senior Counsel to Former Chairman Arthur Levitt, To Leave Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2001-23

Washington, D.C., February 27, 2001 – Joseph C. Lombard, Senior Counsel to former Securities and Exhange Commission Chairman Arthur Levitt for market regulation, will leave the Commission to join Archipelago, LLC as Executive Vice President. He will be based in Washington, DC, where Archipelago will establish an office later this year.

From July 1999 to February 2001, Mr. Lombard advised Chairman Levitt on all matters related to market regulation policy, including market fragmentation, decimalization, new securities exchange applications, proposed revisions to trading platforms, market data, and equity and options market linkages. He was involved actively in the formulation of the Commission's legislative and communications strategy relating to market structure issues, and served as the Chairman's liaison to major market participants. He received the SEC's Capital Markets Award for his involvement in the Commission's options market reform and execution quality initiatives.

Prior to joining the Chairman's office, Mr. Lombard was a Special Counsel in the Washington, DC office of O'Melveny & Myers, LLP, where he counseled investment advisers, broker dealers and corporate issuers regarding the federal securities laws. He began his legal career in the Commission's Division of Enforcement, where he worked as a Staff Attorney from September 1990 to September 1993. He was an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center from 1996 to 1999.

Mr. Lombard earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1990, his M.Sc. (Econ.) from the London School of Economics in 1987, and his A.B. from Georgetown University College of Arts and Sciences in 1986.

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Modified:02/27/2001