David Kornblau has joined law firm Covington & Burling as a partner in its New York office. The firm announced this week that Kornblau will be a member of Covington’s white collar and securities enforcement and litigation practices. Kornblau is the former Chief Litigation Counsel for the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement.
As Chief Litigation Counsel from 2000 to 2005, Mr. Kornblau led the Division of Enforcement’s nationwide litigation practice, including cases against Enron, WorldCom, Arthur Andersen, Wall Street research analysts, KPMG, Ernst & Young, and mutual fund companies. Since 2005, Kornblau served as head of global regulatory affairs at Merrill Lynch, where he oversaw the firm’s responses to regulatory investigations by the SEC, DOJ, FINRA, New York Attorney General’s Office, and other federal, state and foreign regulators relating to all of the firm’s business areas.