McGuireWoods Adds Former SEC Enforcement Lawyer to D.C. Office

February 27, 2013

McGuireWoods LLP announced that Louis D. Greenstein has joined the firm’s Government, Regulatory and Criminal Investigations (GRCI) practice as a partner in Washington, D.C.

Greenstein, who arrives to the firm after spending the past 11 years at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, focuses his practice on securities enforcement and compliance matters, representing public companies, public accounting firms, broker-dealers, investment advisers and their officers, directors and employees in connection with trading, compliance, disclosure, internal controls, corporate governance and other matters. As a former staff attorney in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Enforcement Division, he conducted investigations to evaluate and enforce compliance with federal securities laws. He also participated in the prosecution of civil and administrative enforcement actions.

“Louis’ arrival adds tremendous depth to our growing government investigations team,” said Chuck McIntyre, chairman of McGuireWoods’ GRCI practice. “His experience in handling these matters for clients during a time when we are seeing increased government oversight will serve our clients and the firm well.”

“Louis has a stellar reputation for securities enforcement experience and first class client service,” said Robert Plotkin, head of the SEC enforcement group at McGuireWoods. “I am pleased he has decided to join us.”

Greenstein earned his J.D. in 1997 from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University in New York, where he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and a two-time recipient of the Heyman Fellowship in Corporate Governance.

“Having worked with Robert after I left the SEC, I’m aware of the firm’s strong enforcement practice and its successful track record of handling complex matters on behalf of its clients,” Greenstein said. “The firm has a renowned team of lawyers and I’m looking forward to using my 15 years of experience working on SEC enforcement and compliance matters to contribute to and strengthen this practice.”