Washington, D.C., March 6, 2009 (LAWFUEL) – The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that Jeffrey P. Singdahlsen has been named the Associate General Counsel for Legal Policy in the agency’s Office of the General Counsel.
Mr. Singdahlsen has rejoined the SEC staff after serving in a variety of positions in the Department of Justice, most recently in the Appellate Section of the Criminal Division. During his previous tenure at the SEC during 2001 and 2002, he served as Senior Counselor to the General Counsel and advised the Commission and the agency’s divisions and offices on legal and policy matters. Mr. Singdahlsen has returned to the SEC to fill the position previously held by Meridith Mitchell, who became the SEC’s Deputy General Counsel for Legal Policy and Administrative Practice.
“Throughout his career, Jeff has distinguished himself for his judgment and strong analytical and writing abilities on complex legal questions,” said SEC General Counsel David Becker. “His broad government experience and keen intellect will enable him to make great contributions to the Office and the work of the Commission. We are delighted that he is here.”
Mr. Singdahlsen said, “The SEC’s mission, and the imperative to protect investors, has never been more critical. I am honored and privileged to be here, and pleased to be working again with the talented and dedicated members of the General Counsel’s Office and the Commission as a whole.”
Mr. Singdahlsen served for several years in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, where he received the prestigious John Marshall Award for excellence in the provision of legal advice. During his previous work in the Office of the General Counsel at the SEC, he received the Capital Markets Award for his efforts on matters related to 9/11.
Among Mr. Singdahlsen’s other previous positions were as an associate at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, where he focused on securities enforcement, securities litigation and general litigation. Prior to that, he was a law clerk to Hon. Edward R. Becker, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and Hon. Richard L. Williams, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Mr. Singdahlsen earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School, where he was Articles Editor of the Virginia Law Review and Order of the Coif. He received the Margaret G. Hyde Award for excellence in scholarship, character and extra-curricular activities. He received an A.B. magna cum laude from Dartmouth College.