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James Brigagliano, Deputy Director of SEC Division of Trading and Markets, to Leave SEC After 25 Years of Service


Washington, D.C., Sept. 19, 2011 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that James Brigagliano, a Deputy Director of the Division of Trading and Markets, will leave the agency at the end of this month after 25 years of public service.

Mr. Brigagliano has worked in the Division of Trading and Markets for the past 13 years and has managed oversight of trading practices, market structure reforms, and recent Dodd-Frank Act rulemakings. He served as Co-Acting Director of the Division from April 2009 to January 2010. Mr. Brigagliano previously worked in the SEC's Office of the General Counsel for a dozen years representing the Commission in a wide range of litigation in federal district and appellate courts.

"Jamie's commitment to protecting investors and promoting fair and efficient markets has served this agency well during challenging times," said SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro. "He has led initiatives to strengthen regulation of initial public offerings, research, short selling, issuer repurchases, broker-dealer conduct, market structure, and most recently over-the-counter derivatives under Dodd-Frank. Jamie always seeks to serve the interests of the investing public."

Robert W. Cook, Director of the SEC's Division of Trading and Markets, added, "Jamie has played a significant and valuable role as a senior manager in the Division during his tenure as Deputy and Co-Acting Director, and we will miss his dedication and commitment."

Mr. Brigagliano said, "It has been a privilege to work at the SEC with such a dedicated and talented group of professionals unified in the cause of promoting investor protection and strong capital markets."

Mr. Brigagliano, who will leave the agency for the private sector, has received a number of awards for his work at the SEC, including the Capital Markets Award, the Jay Manning Award, and the Supervisory Excellence Award. He joined the SEC staff in 1986 after three years in private practice. Mr. Brigagliano received his law degree from Georgetown University and undergraduate degree from Amherst College.

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Modified: 09/19/2011