Andrew Vollmer Returns to WilmerHale

Andrew Vollmer Returns to WilmerHale

WilmerHale is pleased to announce the return of Andrew N. Vollmer as a partner in the Washington, DC office where he will practice in the Securities Department.

Vollmer left the firm in 2006 to become the Deputy General Counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where he advised the Commission on matters such as enforcement actions, rulemakings, appellate briefs, and adjudications. He served briefly as Acting General Counsel.

While at the SEC, Vollmer was involved in a variety of Commission initiatives, including: the SEC’s participation in the Supreme Court’s consideration of the Tellabs and Stoneridge cases and the Commission’s response to the DC Circuit’s 2007 Financial Planning Association decision concerning the advisory activities of broker-dealers. 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.

Before joining the SEC, Vollmer was a vice-chair of WilmerHale’s Securities Department and his practice focused on securities enforcement, private securities litigation and internal investigations.

“Andy has a wealth of knowledge and experience practicing in this area of the law,” said Bill McLucas, Chair of WilmerHale’s Securities Department. “His work at the SEC has only added to the depth and breadth of his skills. Both the firm and its clients will benefit enormously from his return to practice.”

“I could not be more pleased about returning to WilmerHale,” said Vollmer. “I look forward to assisting clients with all aspects of compliance with the federal securities laws and doing so from the firm’s pre-eminent securities practice.”

Vollmer has spoken and written frequently on securities law and related matters. He is co-author of a monograph entitled “Internal Corporate Investigations” and has spoken often on various SEC topics including internal investigations at the Stanford Law School’s Directors’ College. He received his JD in 1978 from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as Notes Editor of the Virginia Law Review, and his BA from Miami University.