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Lorin L. Reisner to Join SEC Enforcement Division


Washington, D.C., July 2, 2009 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Lorin L. Reisner, a former federal prosecutor and current litigation partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, will join the Division of Enforcement as Deputy Director in early August.

"Lorin has demonstrated throughout his career the characteristics critical to protecting the nation's investors — a remarkable legal talent, exemplary work ethic, and a genuine commitment to prosecuting wrongdoers and protecting the public," said Rob Khuzami, Director of the SEC's Division of Enforcement. "I am delighted he has agreed to join the talented staff of the Division of Enforcement."

Mr. Reisner, 47, has been a litigation partner at Debevoise & Plimpton, a leading international law firm, since 1996. His practice has emphasized white collar criminal matters, internal investigations, securities and commercial litigation, media and intellectual property litigation.

Mr. Reisner previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1990 to 1994, where he investigated and prosecuted financial crimes, public corruption, organized crime, narcotics and firearms offenses. His extensive trial and appellate experience included successfully prosecuting murder-racketeering, fraud, bribery, theft, armed narcotics trafficking and other criminal activity. Mr. Reisner worked closely with and received commendations from numerous law enforcement organizations including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Customs Service. While at the U.S. Attorney's Office, he received the Director's Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney.

Mr. Reisner served as a law clerk for the Honorable Milton Pollack of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University.

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Modified: 07/02/2009