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Wilmer Partner Stephanie Avakian
Tapped for SEC Deputy Enforcement Post

May 30, 2014, 4:00 AM

Stephanie Avakian, a New York-based partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP, has been named deputy enforcement director, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced May 29.

In a release, it said Avakian—who previously served as a branch chief in the Enforcement Division and counsel to then-Commissioner Paul Carey—will return to the agency later in June.

According to the commission, Avakian currently is vice chair of WilmerHale’s securities practice. She graduated from College of New Jersey, and Temple University’s Beasley School of Law.

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