Walter Jospin’s practice focuses on SEC and other securities regulatory enforcement matters, corporate governance, internal investigations, and SEC Whistleblower Claims.
Mr. Jospin is the former Director of the Atlanta Regional Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where he served from February 2015 until January 2018. As Regional Director, he led over 110 lawyers, accountants, and compliance examiners in the office’s Enforcement and Examination programs, which cover Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, and South Carolina. During his three-year tenure, Mr. Jospin supervised many enforcement actions relating to financial and accounting fraud, disclosure failures, audit failures, offering frauds, Ponzi schemes, violations of the Investment Advisors Act, municipal securities, and insider trading.
Early in his career, Mr. Jospin was a staff attorney with the Division of Enforcement of the SEC in Atlanta, where he investigated and litigated financial and accounting fraud cases, including the first accounting case under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Prior to joining the SEC in February of 2015, Mr. Jospin was a long-time partner in the international law firm of Paul Hastings LLP, where he was a member of the firm’s Policy Committee and Unit Committee, and Chair of the Atlanta Office Corporate Department. At Paul Hastings, he specialized in corporate governance, internal investigations, securities regulatory enforcement, securities compliance, and corporate transactions.
Mr. Jospin has been recognized as a leading corporate and securities lawyer by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who Legal Georgia, Who’s Who of International Mergers & Acquisition Lawyers, Georgia Super Lawyers, and Corporate Counsel Super Lawyers. He served as Chair of the Business Law Section, and Chair of the Securities Committee, of the State Bar of Georgia. He has been an adjunct professor at Emory Law School.