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Q&A With Howrey's Richard Beckler

Law360 (December 7, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The SEC should be less reactive to political influences in choosing what cases to prosecute, says Howrey's Richard Beckler in our series of chats with high-profile securities lawyers.

Q. What's the most challenging white-collar case you've worked on, and why?

A. Lead counsel in representing Admiral John Poindexter in the Iran Contra case. It was a case that involved Congress, the Justice Department and a special prosecutor. It was an overlay of politics mixed in with the prosecution that made the case particularly challenging.

Q. Which...
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