Enforcement 40 for 2013: Walter G. Ricciardi

Walter Ricciardi has extensive experience defending a broad variety of investigations conducted by the SEC and other regulatory authorities. He has also conducted many internal investigations for public companies and directors, including investigations related to allegations of accounting and financial fraud and compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Before joining Paul, Weiss, Walter was a senior in-house counsel at PricewaterhouseCoopers, after which he was Director of the SEC’s Boston Regional Office and then Deputy Director of the Division of Enforcement, where he supervised many of the Commission’s most significant investigations related to financial fraud, FCPA, insider trading and broker-dealer and mutual fund compliance issues.  Walter’s experience has given him insight into the perspectives of client, counsel and regulator. Combined with his unfailing good humor and sound judgment, these qualities have made him highly sought after as counsel and a leader of the securities bar.”