The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that securities lawyer Andrew N. Vollmer will serve as its deputy general counsel.Vollmer, 52, is a partner in the international law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, and has represented corporate clients in SEC investigations and proceedings. He currently serves as vice chair of the firm's Securities Department, and previously served as one of two partners managing the London office.

"He brings a keen intellect and broad and deep experience to the task of investor protection," said SEC general counsel Brian Cartwright. "His strong management background will help us all work together efficiently and effectively."

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