Jennifer McHughSenior Special Counsel, Disclosure Review and Accounting Office, Division of Investment Management at U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Jennifer B. McHugh is a Senior Special Counsel in the Disclosure Review and Accounting Office of the Division of Investment Management at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. She also is the Division’s delegate to the SEC’s Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology.
Ms. McHugh previously served as a Senior Advisor to SEC Chairman Mary L. Schapiro from 2009‑2012 and to SEC Chair Mary Jo White from 2013-2014. Ms. McHugh held several prior positions within the SEC’s Division of Investment Management, including Acting Director (Nov. 2010 – Feb. 2011); Acting Associate Director (Sept. 2018 – Mar. 2019); Senior Advisor to the Director (2001-2009; 2012-2013; 2014-2017); Special Counsel and IARD Project Coordinator (2000-2001); and Attorney (1999-2000).
Ms. McHugh received the SEC’s Distinguished Service Award in 2012 and the Excellence in Leadership Award in 2019. She also is a three-time recipient of the SEC Chairman’s Award for Excellence and received the Chairman’s Award for Serving the Interests of Main Street Investors in 2020.
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.