NEW YORK, July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP (BS&F) announced today that Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Regional Director David Nelson will join the Firm. Mr. Nelson's national practice at BS&F will include representing companies and individuals involved with SEC and other regulatory proceedings. He will also conduct internal investigations, and counsel companies on compliance and corporate governance issues. Acting of counsel to BS&F, Mr. Nelson will work from the Firm's Ft. Lauderdale and Miami offices, beginning in September.
Mr. Nelson joined the SEC in 1984 as a staff attorney and rose through the ranks of the Agency to become Director of the Commission's Miami Regional Office in 2000. As Regional Director, Mr. Nelson is currently the most senior SEC official in the Southeastern United States and heads up the SEC's Miami operations, which include enforcement, examination and significant litigation. His last day at the SEC will be August 31.
"David Nelson has been a leader in securities regulation and enforcement for the past decade. He earned a reputation during his long career at the SEC for being sharp-minded, analytical and creative," stated BS&F Chairman David Boies. "David's proven expertise and capabilities will be a driver for the Firm in servicing a wide range of client needs."
In making the announcement yesterday about Mr. Nelson's departure, SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro commented on his distinguished career saying, "David Nelson has served the Commission for two decades with distinction, leading Commission action in some of our most significant enforcement cases."
Mr. Nelson was twice cross-designated as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern Districts of New York and Florida and received several awards during his tenure at the SEC, including the John Marshall Award (Department of Justice). He earned his AB from Princeton in 1979 and his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1983.
BS&F, based in New York City, has grown to over 230 lawyers practicing in offices strategically located throughout the U.S. The Firm has tried more than 350 cases before juries and judges in federal and state courts and regularly serves as lead counsel on complex, high profile global matters. In addition, the Firm has a fast-growing corporate practice. For more information about BS&F, please visit www.bsfllp.com.
The following link can be used to view the SEC's full press release on David Nelson: http://www.sec.gov/news/press/2009/2009-176.htm
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