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Ghillaine Reid Joins McGuire Woods

greidGhillaine A. Reid, a former branch chief in the Division of En­forcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has joined McGuireWoods’ Government Investigations and White Collar Litigation Department and will co-lead the financial institutions industry team’s broker-dealer practice. Based in the firm’s New York office, Ghillaine represents cor­porations and individuals in investigations conducted by the SEC, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and other government agencies. She has handled numerous high-profile SEC investigations and enforcement proceedings in­volving insider trading, accounting fraud and sales practice violations, as well as complex financial services and commer­cial litigation.Monty Cooper with Sedgwick LLP was recently featured in the DC Bar's new series titled "I Am The DC Bar," where the Bar profiles an active member and conducts an interview regarding the law, the member's practice, and outside interests. Monty's profile is running in the DC Bar magazine's (Washington Lawyer) June 2016 edition and can also be viewed in the members’ section of the website.

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David Cade Named Diverse Business Leader by St. Louis Business Journal

dcadeDavid Cade, vice president of contracts, pricing, estimating and procurement financial analysis at Boeing Defense, Space & Security, has been named a Diverse Business Leader by St. Louis Business Journal. David spends a lot of time in Wash­ington, D.C., with government officials figuring out what infor­mation can be shared with the government and what infor­mation can be shared internally at Boeing. Most recently he spent a significant amount of time negotiating with the U.S. Air Force on specifications of Boeing’s contract to build two Air Force One presidential aircraft (Boeing’s 747-8 jumbo jets), which is valued at $1.65 billion.Damien Atkins, General Counsel of Panasonic North America, has been named New Jersey Business Group General Counsel of the Year for Public Companies. The NJBIZ awards honor the state's most dynamic general counsels and chief legal officers, who help their companies and the business community at large excel through their valuable legal experience and service.

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Huge Wells Fargo Enforcement Victory for Lawrence Brown at CFPB

lbrownLawrence Brown, an enforcement attorney at the CFPB was instrumental in securing the largest fine ever levied by the agency—$100 million—for alleged illegal practices involving account openings and bogus fees charged to account hold­ers. The CFPB alleged Wells Fargo employees, spurred by sales targets and compensation incentives, secretly opened deposit and credit-card accounts in customers’ names. The bank’s own analysis showed more than 1.5 million accounts were opened by its employees without consent of the custom­ers. In some cases, funds were transferred from customers’ existing accounts, with some 85,000 accounts incurring about $2 million in overdraft fees. For complete details on the fine, please click here.

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Damien Atkins Named NJ Business Group General Counsel of the Year

AtkinsDamien Atkins, General Counsel of Panasonic North America, has been named New Jersey Business Group General Counsel of the Year for Public Companies. The NJBIZ awards honor the state's most dynamic general counsels and chief legal officers, who help their companies and the business community at large excel through their valuable legal experience and service.

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Monty Cooper Featured in Washington Lawyer Magazine

cooperMonty Cooper with Sedgwick LLP was recently featured in the DC Bar's new series titled "I Am The DC Bar," where the Bar profiles an active member and conducts an interview regarding the law, the member's practice, and outside interests. Monty's profile is running in the DC Bar magazine's (Washington Lawyer) June 2016 edition and can also be viewed in the members’ section of the website.

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