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Sidley Austin Welcomes Geoffrey Aronow to the Firm
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Summary: Sidley Austin announced on Tuesday via a press release that it has added Geoffrey Aronow. Aronow will operate out of both the New York and Washington, D.C. offices.

It was announced on Tuesday that the law firm of Sidley Austin LLP has added Geoffrey F. Aronow as a partner in the firm’s global Securities & Derivatives Enforcement and Regulatory practice, according to a press release.

  
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Aronow will work in the firm’s New York and Washington, D.C. offices.

Aronow is a former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission general counsel and International Affairs chief counsel. He has also worked as the director of the Division of Enforcement at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Aronow’s practice will focus on advising clients regarding CFTC and SEC enforcement issues.

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“Geoff’s SEC and CFTC experience with both regulatory and enforcement issues makes him well-suited to advise our clients on a wide range of complex issues,” said Mark Hopson, managing partner of Sidley’s Washington, D.C. office. “Geoff is a well-known and highly regarded lawyer in the financial services defense bar and among the regulatory community, and we are excited to welcome him to our team.”

Neal Sullivan is the co-global coordinator of Sidley Austin’s Securities & Derivatives Enforcement and Regulatory practice. Sullivan said:



“Geoff’s substantial knowledge of enforcement matters gained in leadership roles at both the SEC and CFTC will greatly benefit our clients. His experience complements that of our existing group of talented lawyers, many of whom have also held high-level positions at federal agencies, and will allow us to further enhance our ability to provide clients with comprehensive regulatory, enforcement and litigation solutions.”

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