The Securities & Exchange Commission has named agency veteran Richard Levine associate general counsel for legal policy in the Office of the General Counsel.
In the position, which is newly-created, he'll advise the commission on a range of matters including enforcement, corporate disclosure, and accounting.
Since 1997, Levine, 53, has been assistant general counsel for enforcement. He joined the SEC in 1984 as a staff attorney in the appellate group, and went on to serve as special counsel and senior special counsel in the Disclosure Policy and Accounting Branch of the Legal Policy Group.
He received the Chairman’s Award for Excellence in 2000 for his work on the SEC’s selective disclosure and insider trading rulemaking.
"Rich is known to the public and across the Commission as a splendid lawyer. He has extensive knowledge of the securities laws and superb judgment," said SEC General Counsel David Becker in a statement. "Rich has been a valued advisor to me and to the commission for many years. I am delighted that he has agreed to serve in this new capacit