Thomas R. Smith, Jr., a leading mutual fund attorney, has joined the Securities and Exchange Commission’s division of investment management as senior advisor to Director Andrew J. Donohue.
Smith comes to the SEC from Sidley Austin, where he was a partner. He was previously with Brown & Wood, beginning in 1996, until its merger with Sidley Austin in 2001. From 2001 to 2003, he was Sidley’s vice chairman. Smith began his legal career at Brown & Wood in 1963, becoming a partner in 1971.