|Occupation||Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer|
On Feb. 20, 2009, Brandon Becker was appointed executive vice president and chief legal officer of TIAA-CREF, a national financial services organization with $363 billion in combined assets under management. He is responsible for leading the company's legal and compliance, government relations and internal audit functions.
Becker came to TIAA-CREF from the law firm of WilmerHale, where he was a partner in the firm's securities department and chair of its Broker-Dealer Compliance and Regulation Practice Group. Before joining WilmerHale in 1996,  Becker completed an 18-year career at the Securities and Exchange Commission, where he held a series of successively senior positions before becoming director of the Division of Market Regulation and then special advisor to the chairman for international derivatives.
Becker has a BS, summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota, a JD, magna cum laude, from the University of San Diego Law School, where he was articles editor of the San Diego Law Review, and an LLM from Columbia Law School.