A former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission official has joined Reed Smith’s Washington office, the firm announced Monday.
Terence Healy, former senior assistant chief litigation counsel at the SEC, joins as a partner in the firm’s global regulatory enforcement group.
Healy spent four years with the SEC and nine years before that with the Department of Justice. At the SEC, Healy prosecuted matters including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, insider trading, revenue recognition, accounting fraud, options backdating and structured-products cases.
In an interview, Healy said that Reed Smith’s platform was appealing, considering that “our clients are facing challenges across borders.” He said his time with the DOJ and the SEC gives him insight into the goings on “on the other side of the wall.”
“I really feel that my experience at the SEC and how they investigate and put a case together helps me understand and anticipate the kinds of issues our clients will be facing,” Healy said.