Ex-WilmerHale Partner Named Acting GC For SEC

Law360, New York (January 21, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced Wednesday it had appointed Andrew N. Vollmer as acting general counsel succeeding Brian Cartwright, one day after Christopher Cox resigned his post as chairman of the agency.

As Acting General Counsel, Vollmer will be the chief legal officer of the SEC and head the Office of the General Counsel, which advises the agency on matters including enforcement actions, rule-makings, appellate briefs and adjudications. The office also provides a variety of legal services to SEC staff.

The chief legal officer...
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