Outstanding Women: Therese Pritchard

Law360, New York (April 3, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Growing up in a conservative household where women weren’t expected to work and facing constant reminders that law was a man’s profession, it would have been easy for Therese Pritchard to abandon her legal career. Instead, she made securities law history by prosecuting the Wall Street scandals that first brought insider trading into the public spotlight.

Pritchard was assistant director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Enforcement Division in the 1980s when Wall Street was booming with corporate raids and takeovers—as well as illegal activity....
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