As Cleary as mud

Tulkinghorn would like to share with The Lawyer readers his pity for poor Alan Beller. The former director of the corporation finance division at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) does not know where he is going. Can anybody help?

Following a recent web story that said the great man was returning to his old stomping ground of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Tulkinghorn was bombarded with demands from an SEC PR to issue a correction because, as Beller put it via the flunky, he had “neither announced nor discussed with any party plans with regard to future employment”.

So, for the record, Beller is absolutely, non-equivocally, not going to Cleary. He really isn’t. Tulkinghorn knows, because the SEC’s PR department told him so.