Woodruff Sawyer taps securities litigation attorney

Woodruff Sawyer taps securities litigation attorney

Woodruff Sawyer taps securities litigation attorney | Insurance Business America

Professional Risks

Woodruff Sawyer taps securities litigation attorney

SEC veteran joins the firm

Professional Risks

By
Ryan Smith

Independent insurance broker Woodruff Sawyer has announced the appointment of Walker Newell (pictured above) as vice president of regulation and securities litigation attorney for its management liability practice.

Newell has more than a decade of experience as an attorney in defense, regulatory enforcement, and in-house roles. He has expertise in litigation and investigations related to investment advisors, broker-dealers, cryptocurrency companies, and cybersecurity concerns.

Prior to joining Woodruff Sawyer, he served as senior counsel in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement in San Francisco. Newell has also served as outside counsel with Cooley and Wilson Sonsini and as in-house counsel with Robinhood Markets, Woodruff Sawyer said.

“From my experience, I know that well-tailored insurance is critical to individual and company outcomes in securities disputes,” Newell said. “Woodruff Sawyer represents many of the most innovative companies in the world and has an exceptional management liability team. I’m excited to leverage my background in litigation and government investigations to help our clients manage complex risks.”

“Walker’s expertise perfectly complements our management liability team, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work alongside him as we guide clients in their risk mitigation efforts,” said Priya Huskins, senior vice president of management liability at Woodruff Sawyer. “I am confident his counsel will provide immense value to our clients.”

“We welcome Walker and the wealth of experience and knowledge he brings to our team,” said Seth Pfalzer, senior vice president and management liability practice leader at Woodruff Sawyer. “Clients stand to gain significantly from his legal expertise when formulating effective risk mitigation strategies.”

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