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Office of Inspector General

Aug. 18, 2015

Mary Beth Harrell

Deputy Inspector General for Management


Ms. Harrell is the Deputy Inspector General for Management Support at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Office of Inspector General (OIG). In this capacity, she oversees the OIG's administrative and support functions. Ms. Harrell joined the OIG in 1994, initially as Associate Counsel and then as Counsel to the Inspector General. Ms. Harrell has been active in the OIG legal community and is a former Chair and Vice Chair of the Council of Counsels to the Inspectors General. She is admitted to the Bars of the District of Columbia and Massachusetts.

Prior to joining the SEC OIG, Ms. Harrell practiced law in the Washington, D.C., office of Seyfarth, Shaw LLP for 8 years, specializing in litigation and white-collar criminal defense matters. While at Seyfarth Shaw, she represented defendants in several high-profile cases arising out of the Maryland savings and loan crisis, Operation Ill Wind, and the Iran-Contra affair. Ms. Harrell also previously worked as a staff and senior accountant at Price Waterhouse in Boston, Massachusetts.

Ms. Harrell received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a B.S. in Economics/Accounting.

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