The Office of General Counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission announced two new hires today.
The agency brought on Mark Cahn as deputy general counsel for litigation and adjudication. Cahn joins from Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, where he was a securities partner. In his new role, Cahn will oversee SEC enforcement matters, appellate cases, and adjudication.
Jeffrey Singdahlsen joins the SEC as associate general counsel for legal policy. He was most recently a lawyer in the appellate section of the Criminal Division at the Department of Justice. From 2001 to 2002, Singdahlsen served at the SEC as senior counselor to then General Counsel David Becker. (After leaving the agency for Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in 2002, Becker started back at the SEC as general counsel late last month.) Singdahlsen has also been an associate at Wilmer.
Cahn replaces Andrew Vollmer, who announced last month that he plans to return to the private sector. Singdahlsen replaces Meridith Mitchell, who is now the SEC’s deputy general counsel for legal policy and administrative practice.