Orrick gains SEC recruit for securities litigation push

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has landed a former lawyer from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its Washington DC office.

James Meyers is joining as a securities litigation partner from the SEC where he was assistant chief litigation counsel in the division of enforcement.

Meyers’ appointment is one step in Orrick’s ambitious stance on securities litigation. Most recently it took on the bulk of the securities litigation team from Clifford Chance’s West Coast operation while a year ago Orrick scored a coup when it recruited Lanny Davis, the former White House special counsel to President Clinton, for its Washington office.