TIAA-CREF Appoints Chief Legal Officer

February 24, 2009 ( - TIAA-CREF announced the appointment of Brandon Becker as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer.

Becker will lead the company’s legal and compliance, government relations and internal audit functions. According to the announcement, Jonathan Feigelson, who was Senior Vice President and TIAA-CREF’s Acting General Counsel, has been promoted to General Counsel and will report to Becker.

Becker joins TIAA-CREF from the law firm of WilmerHale, where he was a partner in the firm’s securities department and Chair of the firm’s Broker/Dealer Compliance and Regulation Practice Group. There he specialized in a range of regulatory, financial and corporate matters on behalf of companies, banks, broker/dealers, trade associations, and other organizations.

Becker joined WilmerHale in 1996 following an 18-year career at the Securities and Exchange Commission.