Tamara M. Brightwell serves as Deputy Chief Counsel in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  Ms. Brightwell oversees the work of the Office of Chief Counsel and advises on legal and policy matters related to the federal securities laws.  Ms. Brightwell served previously as Senior Advisor to SEC Chair Mary Jo White, acting as principal advisor on all matters involving the work of the Division of Corporation Finance and the Commission’s Office of the Chief Accountant.  Ms. Brightwell also has served in a variety of roles in the Division of Corporation Finance, including as Senior Advisor and Senior Special Counsel to the Director. 

Ms. Brightwell received a B.S. in financial management, cum laude, from Clemson University, and a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School.

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