Mr. Summer has been an Associate Director of in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission since 2004. Prior to that, he served as an Assistant Director and a Special Counsel in the Division of Corporation Finance. He joined the SEC in December 1985.

As an Associate Director, Mr. Summer has supervised the Division’s disclosure operations function, led various rule-making projects and worked on various interpretive and policy initiatives. He has had direct oversight of the Division’s filing review function, which includes reviewing and commenting upon filings made by public companies pursuant to the Federal Securities laws. Mr. Summer has also led or participated in numerous rulemakings, including rulemakings to update and revise the disclosure requirements related to executive compensation, the disclosure requirements for oil and gas companies, the disclosure requirements for companies with mining operations, as well as various rulemakings to implement the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Mr. Summer has been a speaker on the Federal securities laws and related issues involving the Division of Corporation Finance. He is also an adjunct professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., teaching Securities Regulation. He has also taught at Howard University Law School and the University of Virginia Law School. Mr. Summer received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1982 and his B.S. in finance from the University of Rhode Island in 1979.