NEW YORK, NY (October 18, 2013) - Winston & Strawn LLP has announced Glen P. Barrentine has joined the firm’s New York office. Mr. Barrentine joins Winston & Strawn as partner in the firm’s financial services practice from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP where he was special counsel. The arrival of Mr. Barrentine, a broker-dealer regulatory specialist, expands Winston & Strawn’s corporate practice capabilities, specifically in response to the continuing reform to the US financial system.
“We are pleased to welcome Glen to the Winston & Strawn team,” said Michael Elkin, New York office managing partner. “Glen brings a specific skill set and extraordinary experience in regulatory matters that will no doubt expand our current platform.”
“Glen is a welcome addition to our financial services practice,” added Basil Godellas, partner and chair of Winston & Strawn’s financial services practice. “With the SEC starting to refer more regulatory infractions to the enforcement division, Glen’s experience will be invaluable in assisting our broker-dealer and investment adviser clients.”
Mr. Barrentine’s practice focuses on legal and regulatory matters affecting broker-dealers, investment advisers, and other financial entities. Areas of particular focus include trading related issues, supervisory and compliance processes, and procedures and the emerging regulatory scheme relevant to swap dealers. Mr. Barrentine frequently advises on regulatory inspections, examinations and inquiries, internal investigations, and compliance reviews with significant ongoing client representations including firms involved in high frequency trading, market making, and the provision of clearing services.
Before joining Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, Mr. Barrentine was the Chief Regulatory Officer of the American Stock Exchange supervising its enforcement, options, and equities surveillance and other regulatory programs. He also was an Assistant General Counsel with Bank of America, and previously served at the SEC as an Assistant Director with the Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, and with the Division of Market Regulation (now the Division of Trading and Markets).
Mr. Barrentine is one of the authors of Lofchie’s Guide to Broker-Dealer Regulation and in particular, is the principal author of the chapters on trading, supervision, and internal investigations. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Society of Compliance Professionals (NSCP), as well as the former Chair of NSCP's Investment Advisers Committee.
“Winston has a strong reputation as a global law firm,” said Mr. Barrentine. “I look forward to working with the financial services team in New York and globally.”
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