Joseph Hall Named Senior Policy Fellow in the Office of the General Counsel


Washington, D.C., Oct. 10, 2003 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of the General Counsel today announced the appointment of Joseph A. Hall, as Senior Policy Fellow for a two-year term, which will begin on Oct. 20, 2003.

Hall, 40, is a partner at the firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York City, where he has worked for 12 years. Hall is a securities lawyer with a transactional practice. Hall also worked for Reuters America Inc. for two years as corporate counsel and clerked for the Hon. Phyllis A. Kravitch, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Hall received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in New York, where he was an editor of the Law Review, a James Kent Scholar and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Hall received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Hall is a member of the board of directors of Lawyers Alliance for New York, a provider of corporate pro bono legal services.

As an Attorney Fellow at the Commission, Hall will provide legal and policy advice on a broad range of issues, work on new regulatory initiatives, and work on continuing implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

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