Archive | January, 2012

There’s a New SEC Sheriff in Town

David Woodcock was a partner at a 750-lawyer firm where profits per partner top $1.2 million a year and clients are among the most powerful corporations in the world. His colleagues included cabinet members of the Obama and Bush administrations. A month ago, Woodcock gave it all up to become the new director of the […]

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Enforcement Priorities for New SEC Regional Director in Fort Worth

David Woodcock was recently named the Regional Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Fort Worth Regional Office (FWRO). Woodcock has both accounting and law degrees, and he is an experienced securities enforcement and litigation practitioner. In his new role, he will have the opportunity to reshape the office’s public image and reinvigorate its enforcement […]

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Risks and Mistakes Come with the Territory: The Difficult Task of the SEC

I served as an enforcement attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Fort Worth Regional Office for several years in the early 2000s. Looking back with a clarity that, for me at least, comes only with hindsight, it proved to be both a fascinating and exciting time to be a federal securities enforcement lawyer. My […]

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