Dechert hires former SEC man in securities push

Dechert has hired a former Assistant Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Enforcement Division.

Paul Huey-Burns has joined the firm as a partner in its financial services and securities litigation group in Washington, DC.

Following his tenure at the SEC, Huey-Burns was a member of the National Regulatory Services practice of KPMG. His immediate position prior to joining Dechert was with Morgan Lewis & Bockius, where he was a partner in the securities litigation group.

“Paul’s extensive regulatory experience at the SEC represents a significant contribution to our securities litigation practice,” said Dechert chairman Barton Winokur. “His knowledge of the investigatory process in the current market environment is a tremendous asset to the firm’s entire team and we are pleased to welcome him.”