Andrew N. Vollmer

  • Professor of Law, General Faculty
  • Director, John W. Glynn, Jr. Law & Business Program

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.


  • J.D.
    University of Virginia School of Law
  • B.A.
    Miami University

"Accusers as Adjudicators in Agency Enforcement Proceedings," U. Mich. J.L. Reform, (forthcoming). 

“Investor-Friendly Securities Reform to Increase Economic Growth,” 49 Sec. Reg. & L. Rep. (BNA) 904 (2017).

“A Rule of Construction for the Personal Benefit Requirement in Tipping Cases,” 11 N.Y.U. J. L. & Liberty 331 (2017). 
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“SEC Revanchism and the Expansion of Primary Liability under Section 17(a) and Rule 10b-5,” 10 Va. L. & Bus. Rev. 273 (2016).
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"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).


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