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Former SEC Enforcement Director joins King & Spalding

Scuttlebutt | September 20, 2017

Richard Walker, former Director of Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission who for 14 years served as global general counsel of Deutsche Bank, has joined international law firm King & Spalding as a partner in the Special Matters & Government Investigations group, resident in the New York office.

Walker, who specializes in crisis management, domestic and cross-border government and internal investigations, corporate governance counseling, and complex financial litigation matters, spent a decade at the SEC (1991-2001), holding three of the agency's most important positions: Director of the Division of Enforcement, General Counsel, and Regional Director of the Northeast Regional Office, which includes New York.

While at the SEC, Walker was awarded the Presidential Rank Distinguished Service Award, the SEC's Distinguished Service Award, and the Chairman's Award for Excellence. He left the SEC in 2001 to join Deutsche Bank, where he was global general...

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