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Brian Breheny Named Deputy Director in Division of Corporation Finance


Washington, D.C., Nov. 20, 2007 - The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that Brian V. Breheny has been named Deputy Director for Legal and Regulatory Policy in the agency's Division of Corporation Finance.

John White, Director of the Division of Corporation Finance, said, "Brian brings the perfect complement of experiences to this position. His strong professional experience in both accounting and law, combined with his stellar record leading one of our key offices, will serve him and the Division well as he assumes this important new role. I enthusiastically welcome Brian to the Division's senior leadership team."

As Deputy Director for Legal and Regulatory Policy, Mr. Breheny will join Shelley E. Parratt, Deputy Director for Disclosure Operations, in overseeing the Division's day-to-day activities.

Mr. Breheny said, "I am honored that John has asked me to join him, Shelley and the other members of the senior staff at this critical time for the Division, the Commission and the U.S. capital markets. Working on behalf of the investor community has truly been the most professionally rewarding experience of my career. I look forward to continuing this work and assisting the Division with its goal of efficiently and effectively meeting the mission of the Commission."

Mr. Breheny has served as the Chief of the Office of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Division of Corporation Finance since July 2003. From 1996 to 2003, he was an associate at Clifford Chance US LLP in its New York and London offices. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Breheny worked for KPMG LLP as a Certified Public Accountant.

Mr. Breheny earned a J.D., cum laude, in 1996 from St. John's University School of Law, where he was an editor of the St. John's Journal of Legal Commentary. Mr. Breheny received his B.S. in Accounting from St. John's University's Peter J. Tobin School of Business Administration in 1990.

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Modified: 11/20/2007