BakerHostetler has announced that partner Geoffrey Coll has joined the law firm’s litigation group and securities litigation and regulatory enforcement practice in the firm’s New York office.

Coll comes to BakerHostetler from law firm Schiff Hardin and brings more than 20 years of experience counseling leading public and private companies, and individuals, on matters involving the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the New York Attorney General, and other state attorneys general.

Coll’s practice focuses on class actions and shareholder derivative suits, and he also represents clients on matters related to insider trading, fraud, and accounting irregularities. He negotiated a multimillion-dollar settlement during a NYAG’s investigation into alleged consumer fraud related to graduate job placement calculations and reporting. Drawing on his experience as a former U.S. diplomat in France and India, Coll also has litigated on behalf of international companies during U.S. litigation proceedings, including those involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Coll, who is fluent in French, earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1988. He graduated with his B.A. in English from Oberlin College, with honors, in 1982.