Securities Practice: O'Melveny & Myers

Law360, New York (February 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Increasing scrutiny by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice and shareholders in today’s economic climate and a new era of enforcement require defense attorneys to be knowledgeable in several facets of securities law, according to Seth Aronson, chairman of O’Melveny & Myers LLP’s securities litigation practice.

“We are now seeing more criminalization of the securities laws that was not as prevalent 10 years ago as it is today,” Aronson said. “It is not uncommon today for a defendant to face not...
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