SEC Taps Cleary Gottlieb For Top-Notch Talent

Law360, New York (December 9, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- If the best offense is a good defense, then the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission clearly sees international law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP as both a formidable adversary and a fertile ground for hiring of top-notch talent.

The regulating agency’s outgoing general counsel, Giovanni Prezioso, was partner at Cleary Gottlieb’s Washington, D.C. office before jumping ship to become the SEC’s chief legal officer in April 2002.

The choice was an important one for SEC, which was well aware at the time that choosing...
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