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Jennifer B. McHugh

Securities and Exchange Commission
Senior Policy Advisor to the Director, Division of Investment Management
Washington, DC, USA


Jennifer B. McHugh is Senior Policy Advisor to the Director of the Division of Investment Management at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  Ms. McHugh previously served as a Senior Advisor to SEC Chair Mary Jo White from 2013-2014 and to SEC Chairman Mary L. Schapiro from 2009-2012.  Ms. McHugh held several prior positions within the SEC’s Division of Investment Management, including Acting Director (Nov. 2010 – Feb. 2011); Senior Advisor to the Director (2001-2009; 2012-2013); Special Counsel and IARD Project Coordinator (2000-2001); and Attorney (1999-2000).  Ms. McHugh received the SEC’s Distinguished Service Award in 2012 and is a three-time recipient of the SEC Chairman’s Award for Excellence.

Prior to joining the SEC, Ms. McHugh was an associate with Dechert (1994-1999), representing investment companies and investment advisers in the firm’s Investment Management Practice Group.  Ms. McHugh received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Catholic University in Washington, DC, where she was Lead Articles Editor of the Catholic University Law Review.  Ms. McHugh received her B.A., cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

Jennifer B. McHugh is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters SEC—What We Do - Securities Law and Practice 2016: How the SEC Works, Thursday, November 03, 2016
SEC—What We Do - Securities Law and Practice 2017: How the SEC Works, Friday, October 27, 2017
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