SEC Eyes Latham Big-Wig For New Chief Attorney

Law360, New York (December 6, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox will soon name a well known former attorney and former physicist as its new chief legal officer, according to inside sources.

The candidate, Brian G. Cartwright, is currently an attorney 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 would fill one of the top remaining vacancies at the regulatory agency. Remaining vacancies include the chief...
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