NY AG Taps Ex-Bernstein Litowitz Atty For Investor Bureau

Law360, New York (October 16, 2013, 5:46 PM EDT) -- New York's attorney general on Wednesday promoted one of his prosecutors, former Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP securities litigator Chad Johnson, to lead the state's investor protection bureau amid efforts to recover on mortgage-crisis abuses and stem forms of alleged insider trading.

Johnson, who joined the attorney general's office in 2012 after nine years as a Bernstein Litowitz partner, will be charged with enforcing New York State securities laws and overseeing a bureau that often engages in high-profile legal dust-ups.

“Chad has already successfully led...
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