A top legal adviser to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Mary Schapiro has landed a new job at the agency, as the senior adviser to the director of the Division of Investment Management.
Jennifer McHugh since 2009 has served as senior adviser to Schapiro, whose last day at the agency is December 14. McHugh, a 13-year SEC veteran, also was acting director of the Division of Investment Management from the end of 2010 to early 2011.
She joined the agency in 1999 as an attorney in the Division of Investment Management, where she focused on mutual fund rulemaking. From 2001 to 2009, she was senior adviser to the director in the Division of Investment Management.
When she returns to the division, she'll be working under Norm Champ, who was named head of the division in July and was previously deputy director of the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations.
"Jennifer has a wealth of experience from her last four years in the Chairman's Office that will be extremely helpful to the Division," Champ said in a news release.
Prior to joining the SEC, McHugh was an associate at Dechert.