Andrew N. Vollmer

Retired Partner

Vollmer, Andrew N.

Andrew Vollmer concentrated his practice on securities enforcement, private securities litigation and internal investigations. In addition, he advised on matters related to the SEC's administration of the federal securities laws. He returned to the firm in 2009 after serving as Deputy General Counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission and retired from WilmerHale in 2013.

As Deputy General Counsel, Mr. Vollmer advised the Commission on matters such as enforcement actions, rulemakings, appellate briefs and adjudications. He also served briefly as Acting General Counsel. During his tenure at the SEC, Mr. Vollmer was involved in a variety of Commission initiatives, including the SEC's participation in several Supreme Court cases and the Commission's response to court review of SEC orders and rulemakings. He also worked on the Commission's proposal and adoption of rules addressing the brokerage activities of banks; the proposal and adoption of a rule to protect fund investors from fraudulent adviser conduct during the time of their investments; and the memoranda of understanding with the Federal Reserve and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Mr. Vollmer has spoken and written frequently on securities law and related matters.

Publications & News


June 10, 2013

The Past Year’s Top SEC Enforcement Events

An article by Andrew Vollmer, Douglas Davison and Heather Mowell, published in the May 2013 edition of Financial Fraud Law Report.

March 28, 2012

The STOCK Act: More Questions Than Answers?

On March 22, the United States Senate passed the "Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012," or "STOCK Act." Although the Act does not include a much-discussed provision that would have required registration of "political intelligence" firms, its insider trading provisions still raise many interpretive questions, including ones that will directly affect private citizens speaking with Members of Congress and their staff members.

March 1, 2012

The Top 10 SEC Enforcement Events of 2011

An article by William R. McLucas, Andrew N. Vollmer, Douglas J. Davison, and Emma Kuntz, appearing the Financial Fraud Law Report, Vol. 4, No. 3.

February 13, 2012

Should Class Actions to Enforce Rule 10b-5 Be Expanded or Curtailed?

An article by Andrew Vollmer, published in Bloomberg BNA's Securities Regulation & Law Report, Vol. 44, No. 325.

January 13, 2012

The Top 10 SEC Enforcement Events of 2011

October 22, 2011

The Williams Act: A Truly "Modern" Assessment

November 17, 2010

SEC Proposes Whistleblower Protection Rules

June 16, 2010

Reducing Insider Trading Risk at Hedge Fund Advisers

March 2, 2010

How hedge fund advisers can reduce insider trading risk

An article by Andrew Vollmer appearing in Journal of Securities Law, Regulation & Compliance, Vol. 3, No. 2, pages 106-115.

August 14, 2009

SEC Director of Enforcement Outlines Significant Changes Signaling Tougher, More Efficient Enforcement Environment

Speaking Engagements

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JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 1978, Notes Editor, Virginia Law Review

BA, Phi Beta Kappa, Miami University, 1975

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

United States Supreme Court

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