Professor of Law, General Faculty
Director, John W. Glynn, Jr. Law & Business Program
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1978
B.A., Miami University, 1975
Andrew Vollmer is director of the John W. Glynn, Jr. Law & Business Program, and also teaches courses on the federal securities laws. Vollmer most recently served as a partner in the Securities Litigation and Enforcement Practice Group of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, where his practice concentrated on securities enforcement, private securities litigation and internal investigations. In addition, he advised more generally on matters related to the SEC and the federal securities laws.
Prior to that, Vollmer served as deputy general counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission from 2006 to early 2009. In that role he advised the SEC on enforcement proceedings, rule-makings, appellate briefs and adjudications. During his tenure at the SEC, he was involved in a variety of commission initiatives, including the SEC's participation in several Supreme Court cases and the commission's proposal, adoption and defense of various rules. He briefly served as acting general counsel of the SEC.
Vollmer has spoken and written frequently on securities law and related matters and for many years led sessions on internal investigations at the Stanford Directors College.
"A Rule of Construction for Salman"
"SEC Revanchism and the Expansion of Primary Liability Under Section 17(a) and Rule 10b-5," 10 Va. L. & Bus. Rev. (forthcoming).
"Computer Hacking and Securities Fraud," 47 Sec. Reg. & L. Rep. 1985 (October 19, 2015).
"Four Ways to Improve SEC Enforcement," 43 Sec. Reg. L.J. 333 (2015).
"Need for Narrower Subpoenas in SEC Investigations," N.Y. L. J. 4 (October 9, 2014).
"A Chance to Rein in Securities Class Actions," Wall Street Journal A17 (March 4, 2014).
- "'Mystery Shoppers' for Home Loans: Government Uses Undercover Techniques on Bank" (The Wall Street Journal, 08/17/2016)
- "Nightly Business Report – August 17, 2016" (NBR, 08/17/2016)
- "A Trading Halt, Two Years in the Making" (The Wall Street Journal, 08/16/2016)
- "SEC Judges Are Finding Against Agency More Often Lately" (The Wall Street Journal, 11/22/2015)
- "SEC's 7th Circ. Win Won't End War On Admin Courts" (Law360, 08/31/2015)
- "The Agency That Barely Moves" (Bloomberg Business, 05/21/2015)
- "Need for Narrower Subpoenas in SEC Investigations" (New York Law Journal, 10/09/2014)
- "Pershing Fought to Preserve SEC Rule That Enabled Allergan Stake" (Businessweek, 04/29/2014)
- "Investor or Owner? Why the Class-Action Case Has It Wrong" (The Wall Street Journal, 03/06/2014)
- "A Chance to Rein in Securities Class Actions" (The Wall Street Journal, 03/03/2014)