James Wood leaves Goldman for OÆMelveny & Myers

The switch reflects the growing importance of regulatory issues in the capital markets.

OÆMelveny Myers has announced that securities and regulatory lawyer James Wood has joined the firm as counsel.

Wood, who left Goldman Sachs to take up the position, has become a member of the firmÆs Securities Enforcement and Regulatory Counselling group based in Hong Kong. His first task will be leading the firmÆs efforts in the Lehman Brothers minibond affair in which Hong Kong retail investors have asked for compensation for minibonds which turned sour in the wake of the Lehman...

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