Updated at 4:47 p.m.
After almost 20 years at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and six years at O'Melveny & Myers, Martin Dunn is moving to Morrison & Foerster in Washington.
Dunn joined Morrison & Foerster as a partner in the firm's corporate finance practice, the firm announced Monday. He previously was a partner in O’Melveny’s capital markets practices, after stepping down as the deputy director of the SEC Division of Corporation Finance in 2007. He started at the SEC in 1998.
"It was just a perfect fit," Dunn said of joining Morrison & Foerster.
At O'Melveny, Dunn assisted clients with matters that included securities law compliance and corporate governance best practices. During his time at the SEC, he worked on Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 reforms and agency requirements in the proxy and shareholder proposal processes, among other issues.
"It is safe to say that no other securities practitioner today has the depth of experience that Marty has with respect to the operations, interpretive functions and rulemaking responsibilities of the SEC," Morrison & Foerster chairman Larren Nashelsky said in a written statement.