‘Enforcement 40’ for 2013

 Securities Docket’s “Enforcement 40”

  1. Bruce A. Baird, Covington & Burling
  2. William Baker III, Latham & Watkins
  3. Jonathan R. Barr, BakerHostetler
  4. David B. Bayless, Covington & Burling
  5. Bradley J. Bondi, Cahill Gordon & Reindel
  6. Alex J. Bourelly, Baker Botts
  7. Peter H. Bresnan, Simpson Thacher
  8. Gregory S. Bruch, Bruch Hanna
  9. Wayne M. Carlin, Wachtell
  10. John J. Carney, BakerHostetler
  11. Stephen J. Crimmins, K&L Gates
  12. Charles E. Davidow, Paul Weiss
  13. Douglas J. Davison, WilmerHale
  14. Ralph C. Ferrara, Proskauer
  15. Reid M. Figel, Kellogg Huber
  16. Thomas Hanusik, Crowell & Moring
  17. Lawrence Iason, Morvillo Abramowitz
  18. Herbert F. Janick, III, Sidley
  19. Dixie L. Johnson, Fried Frank
  20. Brad S. Karp, Paul Weiss
  21. Philip S. Khinda, Steptoe & Johnson
  22. Carmen J. Lawrence, Fried Frank
  23. Andrew J. Levander, Dechert
  24. Colleen P. Mahoney, Skadden
  25. William R. McLucas, WilmerHale
  26. Michael J. Missal, K&L Gates
  27. Therese D. Pritchard, Bryan Cave
  28. Walter G. Ricciardi, Paul Weiss
  29. Russell G. Ryan, King & Spalding
  30. Cheryl J. Scarboro, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
  31. Erich T. Schwartz, Skadden
  32. Hon. Stanley Sporkin
  33. John Reed Stark, Stroz Friedberg
  34. John H. Sturc, Gibson Dunn
  35. Linda Chatman Thomsen, Davis Polk
  36. Jonathan R. Tuttle, Debevoise & Plimpton
  37. F. Joseph Warin, Gibson Dunn
  38. Reid H. Weingarten, Steptoe & Johnson
  39. Harry J. Weiss, WilmerHale
  40. Theodore Wells, Paul Weiss

About the Enforcement 40: Securities Docket’s Enforcement 40 is our list of the 40 best and brightest securities enforcement defense lawyers. Based on nominations, input from numerous senior lawyers in the field, and considerable research, we tried to answer a simple question:

Who would you hire if you, your company or a family member was faced with an important SEC enforcement matter?

We also imposed three key requirements:

  • Candidates for the Enforcement 40 must be in the private sector for at least the past two years.
  • Candidates for the Enforcement 40 must have a practice that is at last 50% dedicated to SEC enforcement defense work.
  • Candidates for the Enforcement 40 must be attorneys (as opposed to accountants, economists or other experts)