The Division of Investment Management of the SEC named Thomas R. Smith, Jr. as a Senior Adviser to Division Director Andrew J. Donohue.

The SEC did not specify what particular role Mr. Smith will play within the Division.

Prior to joining the Division of Investment Management, Mr. Smith was a partner with the New York office of Sidley Austin LLP. Mr. Smith previously served as Managing Partner of Brown & Wood LLP from 1996 until the firm's merger with Sidley Austin in 2001, and served as Vice Chairman of the combined firm from 2001 through 2003. Mr. Smith began his legal career with Brown & Wood LLP in 1963 and was named partner in 1971.

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