SEC Chairman Taps Agency Veteran as Managing Executive

By Andrew Ramonas

A senior SEC official who has spent more than a decade at the agency will be Chairman Jay Clayton’s top liaison on administration, operations, and management issues.

Peter Uhlmann, who started at the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2005, will serve as managing executive in the chairman’s office, the agency said May 25. He most recently was Michael Piwowar’s managing executive when the commissioner served as acting chairman earlier this year.

Uhlmann also was chief of staff and senior adviser to former Chairman Christopher Cox, managing executive of the Division of Corporation Finance, and a senior adviser in the Office of the Executive Director, which is now part of the Office of the Chief Operating Officer.

Uhlmann is the fourth appointment the SEC has announced for the chairman’s office. Clayton, who joined the SEC May 4, also brought on former Patomak Global Partners LLC managing director Lucas Moskowitz as chief of staff, former Sullivan & Cromwell LLP associate Sean Memon as deputy chief of staff and former Piwowar aide Jaime Klima as chief counsel.

Outside the chairman’s office, the commission named former Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP partner William Hinman as Division of Corporation Finance director and former Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP partner Robert Stebbins as general counsel.

Acting heads still lead several other SEC units, including the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations and Divisions of Enforcement, Trading and Markets, and Economic and Risk Analysis.

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