The Securities and Exchange Commission named Anne Small deputy general counsel for litigation and adjudication, replacing Mark Cahn, who ascended to general counsel of the federal regulator earlier this year. Cahn replaced David Becker, who resigned in February. Small had been a partner in the New York litigation department of WilmerHale LLP, where she worked on commercial and securities litigation, a broad range of civil and criminal matters, and trial and appellate work, according to the SEC. "We welcome the breadth of experience that Anne brings to the SEC," Cahn said. "She will serve the commission well, and we are very fortunate to have someone of Anne’s aptitude, judgment and extraordinary skill in this important role." Small clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and for Justice Stephen G. Breyer on the Supreme Court. She received her doctorate in 2001 from Harvard Law School, where she was awarded the Sears Prize and served as president of the Harvard Law Review. She also has a bachelor's degree from Yale University. Write to Jason Philyaw.