Blankfein Retains Steptoe White Collar Veteran

Law360, New York (August 22, 2011, 7:09 PM EDT) -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said Monday that CEO Lloyd Blankfein had hired Steptoe & Johnson LLP's Reid Weingarten, a white collar defense partner who counts among his clients former WorldCom Inc. CEO Bernard Ebbers and former Enron Corp. accounting chief Richard Causey.

Though Blankfein has not been named in any criminal or civil suit, last summer the New York financial services giant paid $550 million to settle a fraud suit brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

In April the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations...
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