Arnold & Porter bags securities team

Washington DC-based Arnold & Porter has bagged a team of six securities litigation lawyers from the DC office of Texas firm Fulbright & Jaworski.

Michael Trager, who heads the team, joins Arnold & Porter as a partner and head of the firm’s securities enforcement practice. He is joined by partners Richard Jacobson and Charles Wenner and three associates.

The whole team brings many years of experience in government, industry and private practice. Trager was chair of the corporate department and head of the securities and enforcement litigation practice at Fulbright. Prior to that he worked in the SEC’s enforcement division.

Jacobson and Wenner have also enjoyed spells at the SEC and Jacobson spent three years as general counsel at optical networking company Sorrento Networks.