‘Enforcement 40’ for 2017

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Securities Docket’s “Enforcement 40” for 2017

  1. William Baker III, Latham & Watkins
  2. Jonathan R. Barr, BakerHostetler
  3. Christian R. Bartholomew, Jenner & Block
  4. Bradley J. Bondi, Cahill Gordon & Reindel
  5. Catherine Botticelli, Dechert
  6. Alex J. Bourelly, Baker Botts
  7. Gregory S. Bruch, Bruch Hanna
  8. George S. Canellos, Milbank
  9. Wayne M. Carlin, Wachtell Lipton
  10. John J. Carney, BakerHostetler
  11. Stephen J. Crimmins, Murphy & McGonigle
  12. Douglas J. Davison, Linklaters
  13. Michael S. Dicke, Fenwick & West
  14. Ralph C. Ferrara, Proskauer
  15. Thomas A. Hanusik, Crowell & Moring
  16. Daniel M. Hawke, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer
  17. Dixie L. Johnson, King & Spalding
  18. Robert B. Kaplan, Debevoise & Plimpton
  19. Brad S. Karp, Paul Weiss
  20. Robert S. Khuzami, Kirkland & Ellis
  21. Philip S. Khinda, Steptoe & Johnson
  22. Carmen J. Lawrence, King & Spalding
  23. Randall R. Lee, WilmerHale
  24. Kenneth R. Lench, Kirkland & Ellis
  25. Colleen P. Mahoney, Skadden
  26. Joan E. McKown, Jones Day
  27. William R. McLucas, WilmerHale
  28. Daniel O’Connor, Ropes & Gray
  29. Fiona A. Philip, Sidley Austin
  30. Lorin L. Reisner, Paul Weiss
  31. Cheryl J. Scarboro, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
  32. Thomas A. Sporkin, BuckleySandler
  33. John Reed Stark, John Reed Stark Consulting
  34. Neal E. Sullivan, Sidley Austin
  35. Jordan A. Thomas, Labaton Sucharow
  36. Linda Chatman Thomsen, Davis Polk
  37. Michael D. Trager, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer
  38. Jonathan R. Tuttle, Debevoise & Plimpton
  39. F. Joseph Warin, Gibson Dunn
  40. Thomas A. Zaccaro, Paul Hastings

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)


See the ‘Enforcement 40’ for 2013