After a 10-year tenure that included a number of investigations in precedent-setting areas, NASD enforcement chief Barry R. Goldsmith will leave the brokerage industry regulator in mid-March for a job in the private sector.

Goldsmith, 56, will become a partner at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in Washington. NASD Senior Vice President and Deputy Head of Enforcement James Shorris will serve as acting head of enforcement, the agency said.

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