Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer Andrew Michaelson is rejoining (as a partner) Boies Schiller & Flexner, which he first joined as an associate in 2003, the Wall Street Journal Law Blog reported. Michaelson worked on the government’s insider trading investigation that ended in the conviction of Raj Rajaratnam, founder of the Galleon Group. “This is the kind of experience that has great benefits for talented lawyers like Andrew,” Donald Flexner was quoted as saying.
As the Times DealB%k summarized, Michaelson joined the SEC in 2006, then became a special assistant U.S. attorney in 2008 to work on the criminal case, then rejoined the SEC in January. Both news postings noted that the lead prosecutor on the case, Lawdragon 500 member Jonathan Streeter, joined Dechert earlier this year.