The Securities and Exchange Commission has named Marie-Louise Huth as chief counsel for the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis.

The Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA) provides impartial quantitative and qualitative economic analyses, accurate and reliable data, and insights from scientific research in support of the Commission’s mission, including the agency’s rulemaking, enforcement, and examinations functions. As chief counsel, Huth will lead DERA’s Office of the Chief Counsel, which provides guidance to the chief economist and other staff regarding legal issues implicated by DERA’s broad mandate.

She will be responsible for collaborating with staff from across the Commission on matters related to the integration of the DERA’s economic analyses into Commission rulemakings and other Commission actions. She will also provide guidance on a variety of mission-related legal and policy matters involving risk assessment, data analytics, and structured disclosure.

Most recently, Huth served as the assistant general counsel for investment management and administrative law within the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), where she provided legal and policy analysis and advice to the Commission on issues concerning funds, investment advisers, and broker-dealers. Huth has been with the SEC in various roles since 2012. Prior to joining the OGC, Huth was the counsel to the director of the Division of Trading and Markets (TM) and special counsel in TM’s Office of the Chief Counsel, where she provided legal and policy advice on rules affecting market participants and the operation of the securities markets. 

Prior to joining the SEC, Huth was in the litigation practice at Sullivan & Cromwell and clerked for the Honorable Timothy Savage in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.