Former Oechsle International Advisors general counsel Paula Drake is joining the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Compliance and Inspections, where she'll serve as chief counsel and chief compliance and ethics officer.
Drake, who will start her new job on Aug. 6, will oversee a staff of eight lawyers and coordinate the efforts of attorneys in the SEC's 11 regional offices. The SEC's compliance and inspections office administers the agency's nationwide examination and inspection program of entities including broker-dealers, transfer agents, investment advisers, investment companies and the national securities exchanges. The office is headed by Carlo di Florio, formerly a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
"Paula adds extensive legal, business and industry experience and expertise," di Florio said in a news release. "She will help us with the continued advancement of the national examination program, including leading the critical legal function, developing our national examination policy manual, and overseeing our internal compliance team."
Before joining Oechsle, Drake was an attorney at Ropes & Gray, and at Fidelity Investments