Ex-Heller Ehrman chairman McLaughlin joins Bingham in New York

Bingham McCutchen LLP has added Joseph T. McLaughlin as a New York-based of counsel in the Securities Area, the latest addition this year to the practice in New York, Washington, D.C. and worldwide. McLaughlin, who was chairman of Heller Ehrman's New York office from 2002 to 2007, is also a mediator and arbitrator with JAMS. McLaughlin was previously general counsel and later executive vice president of legal and regulatory affairs at Credit Suisse First Boston. He was also a former head of litigation at Shearman & Sterling. He also teaches international dispute resolution at Fordham Law School. At Bingham, McLaughlin will assist clients with significant, complex and often cross-border domestic and foreign regulatory matters and internal investigations involving securities issues, auditing standards, economic sanctions, anti-money laundering and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Bingham's Securities Area includes 125 lawyers from the Broker-Dealer, Investment Management, U.K. Financial Regulatory, Securities Litigation and Japan Financial Regulatory practice groups. Over the past year, Bingham has invested significantly in its securities team, namely in Washington, D.C., New York, London and Tokyo. In September, Kenneth Kopelman and Gerald Russello, both formerly of Bear Stearns, joined Bingham's New York office. Geoffrey Aronow, former enforcement director of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and former managing shareholder of Heller Ehrman's D.C. office, and Margaret Blake, formerly of Winston & Strawn in Washington, also joined as partners. Michael Wolk and Amy Kroll also joined as partners in Bingham's Securities Area from Foley & Lardner. Wolk is a former vice president and chief counsel of the Market Regulation Department at the NASD (now FINRA), and Kroll is a former attorney-adviser in the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Market Regulation. Earlier this year, Steven R. Howard and Thomas M. Majewski, formerly of Thacher Proffitt & Wood, joined Bingham's Securities Area and Investment Management Practice Group in New York. Bingham also added partner Takayasu Koga from the Japanese Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission to the firm's Tokyo office in April. Bingham also has a renowned financial regulatory practice in London, anchored by Peter Bibby and Helen Marshall, both of whom were heads of enforcement at the U.K. Financial Services Authority. Christopher Leonard, a former vice president and senior European counsel at State Street Global Advisors, joined the firm's London office in June and brings additional investment management experience to clients in the United Kingdom. Bingham McCutchen LLP has more than 1,000 attorneys in 13 offices.

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