SEC Litigation Chief Joins WilmerHale

Oct 11 2013 | 9:04am ET

The Securities and Exchange Commission's top lawyer in the Fabrice Tourre case has chosen a new home.

Matthew Martens, who successfully led the civil case against the former Goldman Sachs executive, will join Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr as a partner in its securities and litigation practices. He had been considering a number of offers, including from law firms Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.

Martens joined the SEC three years ago after serving as a federal prosecutor in North Carolina. He served as the agency's chief litigation counsel, primarily overseeing the regulators' other lawyers. But he chose to try the Tourre case himself, winning a jury verdict that found Tourre liable for misleading investors in a Paulson & Co.-linked collateralized debt obligation.


In Depth

Q&A: Sancus Capital And The Disruption Of The CLO Market

Oct 5 2017 | 6:28pm ET

Traditional collateralized loan obligation (CLO) funds in the U.S. market can offer...

Lifestyle

CFA Institute To Add Computer Science To Exam Curriculum

May 24 2017 | 9:25pm ET

Starting in 2019, financial industry executives sitting for the coveted Chartered...

Guest Contributor

Finding Success as Alternatives Converge

Oct 9 2017 | 4:00pm ET

Rising interest among institutional investors over the past several years has led...

 

From the current issue of