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Joseph Hall, Managing Executive for Policy, to Leave SEC


Washington, D.C., June 30, 2005 —The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that Joseph A. Hall, Managing Executive for Policy and a member of Chairman Donaldson’s senior management team, will leave the Commission to join the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York.

Chairman William H. Donaldson said, "Joe has played a critical role at an historic and challenging time for the Commission. He has helped to manage a series of complicated rulemakings, and his contribution to the SEC, and to my office, has been substantial."

Hall assists the Chairman in directing the Commission’s policy-making and enforcement activities.

Hall joined the Commission as Senior Policy Fellow in the Office of General Counsel in October 2003. Prior to joining the Commission, Hall was a partner with Davis Polk & Wardwell. Hall also worked for Reuters America Inc. 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 with highest honors and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.



Modified: 06/30/2005