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'Living Legend' Jacob Stillman Steps Down as SEC Solicitor

Bruce Carton | November 13, 2015

After 17 years as SEC Solicitor -- and 53 years of service at the SEC -- Jacob H. Stillman is stepping down from the Solicitor position. The SEC announced today that Stillman will remain as senior advisor to Michael A. Conley, who has been appointed as the new SEC Solicitor. 

As Solicitor, Stillman led the SEC's Office of the General Counsel’s Appellate Group in representing the Commission in appellate litigation in federal courts of appeals, including (in conjunction with the U.S. Solicitor General), the U.S. Supreme Court.  
 
Last year, Stillman was honored by the Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni (ASECA) with its prestigious William O. Douglas Award. Since 1992 the award has been given annually to "an SEC alumnus who has contributed to the development of the federal securities...
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