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Richard M. Humes

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Associate General Counsel, Office of General Counsel
Washington, DC, USA


Richard Humes is Associate General Counsel for the Litigation and Administration Practice for the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Mr. Humes has served with the Commission since 1977.  He received the SEC Distinguished Service Award in 1991 and the Presidential Meritorious Executive Award in 1996.  After passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Mr. Humes spearheaded the SEC team that promulgated ethical standards for attorneys who practice before the Commission on behalf of a public company.  Before the 9th Circuit, Mr. Humes successfully argued for the SEC’s broad power under Sarbanes-Oxley to freeze “extraordinary payments” to company officers that are made when the Commission is investigating possible wrongdoing.  Mr. Humes earned his B.A. from Brown University in 1973 and graduated cum laude from Howard University School of Law in 1976.
Richard M. Humes is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Ethics - The SEC Speaks in 2015, Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Judicial and Legislative Developments - The SEC Speaks in 2015, Tuesday, February 24, 2015
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Ethics - Ethics, Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Judicial and Legislative Developments - Judicial and Legislative Developments, Tuesday, February 24, 2015
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Ethics - Ethics, Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Judicial and Legislative Developments - Judicial and Legislative Developments, Tuesday, February 24, 2015
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs The SEC Speaks in 2015, Saturday, March 07, 2015, Washington, DC
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