United States: Former SEC Director Brandon Becker Rejoins WilmerHale
Last Updated: October 13 2015

WilmerHale is pleased to announce Brandon Becker, former Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Division of Market Regulation, is rejoining the firm in the New York office. Mr. Becker is returning to WilmerHale's Broker-Dealer Practice where he will advise broker-dealers and other financial market participants on transactional, regulatory and enforcement matters.

"Brandon has extensive experience with financial products and trading systems, areas where our clients seek expert guidance as technology trends are quickly changing the market," said Partner Yoon-Young Lee, chair of the firm's Broker-Dealer Compliance and Regulation Practice. "His background at the SEC and his experience will contribute greatly to the strength of our practice. We are pleased that he is coming back to rejoin the firm and our department."

Mr. Becker first joined WilmerHale in 1996 and served as chair of the Broker-Dealer Compliance and Regulation Practice. He departed the firm in 2009 to serve as the executive vice president and chief legal officer for TIAA-CREF, where he led the company's legal and compliance, corporate governance, government relations and internal audit functions.

"I'm thrilled to be returning to WilmerHale and rejoining its exceptional Securities Department," said Mr. Becker.

Prior to first joining WilmerHale, Mr. Becker was at the SEC from 1978 to 1996 where he served as Director of the Division of Market Regulation (now Trading and Markets) and was responsible for the SEC's program to oversee securities professionals and markets. In addition, he served as a staff member in the President's Working Group on Financial Markets; a member of the Financial Products Advisory Committee of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission; and as the SEC's representative to the Secondary Markets Working Party of the International Organization of Securities Commissions.

Mr. Becker graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1974 and the University of San Diego School of Law in 1977. He received his LLM from Columbia Law School in 1979 where he held the position of Associate-in-Law.

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