SEC names Henseler as head of legislative, intergovernmental affairs

140px-US-SecuritiesAndExchangeCommission-Seal.svgThe SEC announced on Monday that Timothy B. Henseler, the acting director of the agency’s Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, has been named as the director of the office, effective immediately.

Henseler has served as the office’s acting director since last July. He advises the chairman, commissioners and staff in legislative matters; provides technical assistance on securities-related legislation; and assists in preparing SEC testimony for congressional hearings.

“Tim has a firm grasp of the legislative process and a deep appreciation for the role that Congress plays,” SEC Chairman Mary Jo White said. “In the short time I have served as Chair of the Commission, I have benefited from his wise counsel and his broad knowledge of the securities laws.”

Henseler began his career at the SEC in Boston, where he served as enforcement counsel from 2003 to 2009. He also served as a legislative assistant to Sen. Carl Levin from 2001 to 2033.

Before working as a congressional staffer, Henseler was an associate at Boston-based law firm Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, and from 1998 to 1999, he worked as a law clerk for Judge George O’Toole in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to continue to work with Chair White, the Commissioners, and the expert staff at the SEC,” Henseler said. “I look forward to continuing to help the agency in fulfilling its critical mission.”

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