Securities and Exchange Commission member Roel Campos, who announced his departure from the commission two weeks ago, will be joining law firm Cooley Godward Kronish as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office, according to Dow Jones.
He is set to step down next month, midway through his second term as commissioner, and join the 600-attorney firm.
Campos will “focus on representing companies in SEC enforcement matters and internal investigations, advising board and committees involving governance matters and compliance issues, and advising private equity, hedge and mutual funds regarding regulatory matters,” said Cooley Chairman and Chief Executive Stephen Neal.
“As companies navigate the post-Sarbanes Oxley business regulatory environment, Roel represents a unique and extremely talented resource for guidance and advice,” Neal added.
Campos was a strong proponent of shareholder democracy, and recently voted for a controversial proposal to permit a group of shareholders to put their own candidates for a corporate board on the company’s proxy ballot.
Campos was a private attorney before serving in the U.S. prosecutor’s office in Los Angeles from 1985 to 1989.
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