Former SEC member to join Latham & Watkins

As first revealed on, William Baker, the former associate director at the division, who was with the SEC for 15 years, is due to join the firm on 18 February.

Among the many cases Baker was involved in, the most recent saw the lawyer spearheading the investigation into teleccoms group WorldCom.

Baker will join a swathe of recent arrivals at Latham's Washington securities litigation team, including David Brodsky, the former general counsel for the Americas at Credit Suisse First Boston who joined the firm last year.