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SEC Names Anne K. Small as Deputy General Counsel


Washington, D.C., March 24, 2011 – The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that Anne K. Small has been named a Deputy General Counsel in the SEC’s Office of General Counsel and will join the agency staff next week.

Ms. Small fills the position held by Mark Cahn before he was promoted to General Counsel last month. She will serve as Deputy General Counsel for Litigation and Adjudication, a role in which she will help oversee enforcement matters, appellate cases, and adjudications.

Ms. Small comes to the SEC from the New York office of WilmerHale, where she was a partner in the firm’s litigation department. She was involved in commercial and securities litigation, a broad range of civil and criminal matters, and trial and appellate work.

“We welcome the breadth of experience that Anne brings to the SEC,” said SEC General Counsel Mark Cahn. “She will serve the Commission well, and we are very fortunate to have someone of Anne’s aptitude, judgment and extraordinary skill in this important role.”

Ms. Small said, “It is an honor to have the opportunity to contribute to the work of the Commission and its dedicated staff. I look forward to serving the SEC and the public interest in advancing the significant goals of the agency.”

Ms. Small began her law career as law clerk for Judge Guido Calabresi on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for Justice Stephen G. Breyer on the Supreme Court of the United States. She received her JD in 2001 from Harvard Law School, where she was awarded the Sears Prize and served as President of the Harvard Law Review. She earned her BA from Yale University in 1996.

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Modified: 03/24/2011