WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 2, 2006) — McDermott Will & Emery partner Eugene Goldman has been appointed to the Securities Litigation Advisory Committee of the National Chamber Litigation Center (NCLC), the public policy law firm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The NCLC is a membership organization that advocates fair treatment of business in the courts and before regulatory agencies. The Securities Litigation Advisory Committee, the newest of four case selection committees whose advice NCLC seeks before initiating litigation, will provide greater depth of expertise as NCLC expands its caseload in this growing area of the law. Last year, NCLC filed amicus curiae briefs in five securities-related cases, in addition to challenging the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) mutual fund rulemaking.
"Gene Goldman is a top-notch litigator," says NCLC’s Senior Vice President Robin Conrad. “We are delighted to have the benefit of his background and expertise as we build our litigation docket in this hot-button area of the law."
Mr. Goldman, a partner in McDermott's Trial Department, is co-chair of the Firm's SEC Defense Group. He represents clients before the SEC, the NASD Regulation and the New York Stock Exchange in financial fraud, false disclosure, insider trading and other securities enforcement proceedings. Mr. Goldman also represents clients in shareholder litigation and internal investigations. He regularly counsels clients on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, with emphasis on auditor independence issues and tax and other non-audit services. Mr. Goldman previously served as senior counsel in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement. He directed prosecutions in a wide variety of areas, including insider trading, undisclosed self-dealing, the sale of unregistered securities, undisclosed underwriters compensation and questionable foreign payments.
McDermott Will & Emery's SEC Defense Group is comprised of attorneys with significant experience defending clients in SEC enforcement proceedings. Several of our attorneys, including Mr. Goldman, have the valuable perspective of prior service in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement. Our SEC Defense Group represents, among others, broker-dealers, investment advisers, issuers and officers and directors of such entities in various proceedings, including formal and informal investigations, federal injunction actions and administrative proceedings.