Washington, D.C., Feb. 24, 2009 (LAWFUEL) – The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that Michael A. Conley has been named Deputy Solicitor in the Appellate Group of the SEC’s Office of the General Counsel. In that role, Mr. Conley will help oversee the Commission’s appellate and amicus curiae litigation.
“Michael is a superb legal craftsman and appellate litigator,” said Jacob Stillman, the SEC’s Solicitor. “He has demonstrated great skill and judgment, and I am delighted that Michael has agreed to become Deputy Solicitor.”
Mr. Conley previously held the position of Senior Special Counsel in the Appellate Group. He joined the SEC staff in 2000, and has since been responsible for some of the Commission’s most important appellate litigation.
Prior to joining the SEC staff, Mr. Conley was the managing partner of the Washington office of Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, where he specialized in appellate litigation.
Mr. Conley is a graduate of Boston University School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Boston University Law Review. Following law school, he was a law clerk for Judge Abner J. Mikva of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and for Justice Harry A. Blackmun of the U.S. Supreme Court.