OAD names Debevoise & Plimpton partner Sean Hecker as chairman of the board
Sean Hecker, a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton, has been named chairman of the board of the Office of the Appellate Defender (OAD) in New York.
OAD is one of New York City’s longest-standing institutional indigent defence offices. It provides high-quality, client-centred appellate and post-conviction legal representation to poor New Yorkers.
Hecker is a litigation partner and an experienced trial lawyer whose practice focuses on white-collar criminal defence, internal investigations and complex civil litigation. He has tried numerous cases before federal and state juries and regularly defends individuals and companies in grand jury and regulatory investigations and criminal proceedings involving allegations of securities fraud, corruption, money laundering and criminal antitrust violations.
In his new role at the OAD, Hecker will work to ensure that the organisation continues to provide clients with comprehensive representation in appeals, post-conviction collateral proceedings, resentencings and reinvestigations into wrongful convictions.
News from Debevoise & Plimpton
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from Debevoise & Plimpton
The Dodd-Frank Act amended section 4a of the CEA to require the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to establish position limits on an aggregate basis.
On 15 November 2013, the US Supreme Court agreed to consider two questions that have the potential to transform the landscape of private securities litigation.
Analysis from The Lawyer
Shell legal director Peter Rees is switching litigation control away from external counsel to a unified global team of in-housers