Savoy Magazine has selected WilmerHale Partner Andre Owens to its 2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers list, comprised of the “best of the best” black lawyers that are partners within a leading national law firm or corporate counsel for a Fortune 1000 corporation.
Owens’ practice focuses on securities trading and markets activities. He counsels broker-dealers, securities exchanges, investment advisers and other clients on a variety of regulatory issues under the rules of the SEC, FINRA and various securities exchanges, including Regulation NMS; Regulation ATS; short sale regulation; sales practice rules, automated trading and risk controls and order handling matters. He also provides advice with respect to acquisitions of securities broker-dealers and investment advisers.
“Savoy is proud to be at the vanguard of recognizing excellence and success within private industry and corporate professionals,” said L.P. Green, II, Publisher, Savoy Magazine. “Recognizing the Most Influential Black Lawyers is a natural extension of our ongoing coverage of influencers and achievers that began with the creation of the Most Influential Black Executives and Most Influential Black Women listings. We remain committed to recognizing and exposing the world to the full spectrum of excellence within the African American community.”
Before joining WilmerHale in 2003, Owens served as a member of the Counseling and Regulatory Policy Group of the SEC’s Office of General Counsel from 1992 to 1994, where he provided advice and recommendations on various proposals presented for Commission action, including proposed rulemaking actions, exemptive applications and enforcement matters. From 1994 to 1997, he served as Counsel to SEC Commissioner Steven M.H. Wallman and advised Commissioner Wallman on policy issues in the areas of market regulation and investment adviser activities, as well as on a variety of administrative law issues. From 1997 to 2003, Owens worked for a firm in private practice.
Owens is listed in Savoy Magazine’s 2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers edition.