Brandon Becker

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Brandon Becker
Occupation Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer
Employer TIIA-CREF

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.[1] 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, [2] 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.


  1. Press Release. TIAA-CREF.
  2. Prominent People. Futures Industry Association.