Hector Gonzalez Joins Dechert’s White Collar and Securities Litigation Practice in New York
July 20, 2011
Dechert News Release
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International law firm Dechert LLP announced today that Hector Gonzalez has joined the firm as a partner in New York in the White Collar and Securities Litigation practice. Gonzalez was most recently a partner at Mayer Brown LLP.
“Hector is an extremely dynamic lawyer,” said Dechert Chairman Andrew J. Levander. “His talent and experience give our already strong litigation practice yet another boost.”
Gonzalez advises corporations and executives on a wide range of complex litigation matters, with a particular focus on criminal and related civil and administrative matters, SEC and CFTC enforcement proceedings and internal, grand jury and state attorneys general investigations. He has significant trial experience, having tried more than 20 federal and state jury trials and argued more than 30 cases before federal and state appellate courts.
Gonzalez previously was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he served as Chief of the Narcotics Unit and was twice awarded the Department of Justice’s Director’s Award for Superior Performance. He also previously served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Appeals Bureau of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
A graduate of Manhattan College (B.S., 1985) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 1988), where he served as editor of the law review, Gonzalez is a member of the New York and New Jersey bars.
“I am pleased to be joining such a strong and diverse litigation group,” Gonzalez said. “The resources at Dechert and the team there will allow me to better serve my clients.”
About Dechert’s White Collar and Securities Litigation Practice
Dechert’s white collar and securities litigation lawyers resolve difficult and sensitive matters for our clients discreetly and favorably. Hailed as a “go-to law firm” for litigation by Corporate Counsel, Dechert is one of only 10 U.S. firms singled out in The National Law Journal’s “Defense Hot List” for “exemplary, cutting-edge work in civil [litigation] defense.” The firm is also ranked among the nation’s top white collar defense and securities litigation firms by Benchmark Litigation and has been named a national leader in securities regulatory enforcement by Chambers USA.
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