Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) has hired Andrew “Buddy” Donohue, the former head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Investment Management as its deputy general counsel.

Donohue, who most recently was a partner in the New York office of law firm Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, will join GSAM on Nov. 1 and report to Ellen Porges, GSAM’s general counsel. Prior to joining the SEC, Donohue was global general counsel for Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, and before that he was general counsel at OppenheimerFunds.

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