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Robert Heim Quoted in The Wall Street Journal on Direction of the SEC

January 30, 2013

White Collar and Government Investigations, Securities & Financial Services Litigation partner Robert Heim was quoted in The Wall Street Journal article, “What Can Help Restore Investor Trust? Maybe the SEC.” The article discusses the potential for the agency, in pushing for more transparency and accountability within the securities industry. This new potential arises from the nomination of former prosecutor Mary Jo White as SEC chairman.

Robert explains that, Ms. White is “well-versed in the industry, and tied to it, but that her appointment was a clear message that enforcement was going to be a priority.” Robert worked at the SEC during Ms. White’s tenure as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York.

Further, Robert states that her role will require her to "successfully navigate whatever conflicts her career presents her with."

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