The Daily Journal has named Partner Randall Lee to its 2015 list of Top 100 Lawyers in California, an annual list honoring attorneys that handle the most cutting-edge work in litigation, regulation and corporate transactions in the region.
As a leading SEC enforcement practitioner and the former top SEC official in California, Lee, partner-in-charge of WilmerHale’s Los Angeles office, has represented some of the state’s largest public companies in high-stakes SEC and DOJ investigations, while at the same time establishing and leading WilmerHale’s Los Angeles office and maintaining a significant commitment to pro bono representation.
As reported by the Daily Journal, “When facing an SEC investigation, it’s critical for clients to understand the SEC and to be able to put themselves into the shoes of the SEC,” said Lee. “Given my experience, I think I’m pretty well positioned to be able to have insight into how the SEC looks at things.”
The Daily Journal noted Lee’s representation of clients in a wide range of industries, from technology companies to defense contractors, as they face investigations involving allegations of securities fraud and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The Daily Journal also highlighted Lee’s strong commitment to pro bono matters, noting a civil rights lawsuit he is pursuing on behalf of an inmate at Pelican Bay State Prison for alleged retaliation by prison officials for his client’s exercise of his First Amendment rights.