Roderick M. Hills

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Roderick Maltman Hills (born March 9, 1931)[1][2] served as Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission between 1975 and 1977. Later he worked at the investment bank of Drexel Burnham Lambert and then at the law firm of Donovan, Leisure, Newton & Irvine.[3] In 1962, he founded the law firm of Munger, Tolles, Hills, and Rickershauser (now Munger, Tolles & Olson) along with six other lawyers.[4] During his career he also served as a partner in the Washington law firm of Latham & Watkins, and as the chief executive officer of Peabody Coal. Since 1996 he has been a partner at the law firm of Hills & Stern. Since 1984 he has also served as Chairman of Hills Enterprises, Ltd. (formerly The Manchester Group, Ltd.).[5]

Roderick Hills got his LL.B. at Stanford Law School in 1955,[6] following which he served as Law Clerk to Justice Stanley F. Reed, Supreme Court of the United States, 1955-57. He is married to Carla Anderson Hills. His son Roderick Hills, Jr. is a law professor at the New York University School of Law.[7]


Government offices
Preceded by
Ray Garrett, Jr.
Securities and Exchange Commission Chair
1975 – 1977
Succeeded by
Harold M. Williams