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William Hinman, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett partner (Jason Doiy / The Recorder)
SAN FRANCISCO — William Hinman, who recently retired as a partner in Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s Silicon Valley office, has been named the head of the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Hinman will head up the division which reviews securities filings to monitor compliance with disclosure and accounting requirements.