Joseph A. Hall is a member of Davis Polk’s corporate department. His practice includes advising issuers and underwriters on capital markets transactions; advising SEC-regulated entities on regulatory matters; and advising on securities, corporate, and governance matters generally. He returned to the firm in 2005 following completion of his service at the US Securities and Exchange Commission as managing executive for policy under Chairman William H. Donaldson. As a member of Chairman Donaldson’s senior management team, Hall assisted in directing the commission’s policy-making and enforcement activities.