Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has snagged Randall Lee, the former Los Angeles regional director for the Securities and Exchange Commission, as the lead partner for its first office in Los Angeles, The Recorder reports.

William Perlstein, co-chairman of Wilmer Cutler’s management committee, said the firm was waiting to hire the right people before opening a Los Angeles office. “Randall is one of the leading, if not the leading, enforcement lawyer on the West Coast,” Perlstein said.

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