SEC's Cox Names New General Counsel

Law360, New York (January 3, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox has named a well-known securities lawyer and former physicist as its new chief legal officer.

Brian G. Cartwright, who will succeed Giovanni Prezioso early this year, is currently a partner at Latham & Watkins LLC’s Los Angeles office. He has worked on securities and finance matters for public companies since at least 1982, after receiving his law degree from Harvard.

Cartwright’s appointment fills one of the top remaining vacancies at the regulatory agency and drew praise from Cox, who...
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