NEW YORK – November 1, 2010 – Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP announced today that securities attorney Charles J. Hecht joins the firm as a partner. Mr. Hecht has extensive experience in securities and commodities transactional work, litigation and arbitration. He has more than 50 published decisions on cases in which he was the sole or lead counsel in areas ranging from securities and commodities fraud to constitutional and contract disputes.
Fred Isquith, a Senior Partner at Wolf Haldenstein, said, “We are happy to welcome someone of Charles’ caliber and expertise to the firm. We see a lot of synergies between his practice and ours that will help us to expand into different areas.”
Mr. Hecht joins Wolf Haldenstein from the firm he founded and managed for 40 years, Hecht & Associates, P.C. “I’ve known many of the partners at Wolf Haldenstein for years and am pleased to be joining them,” said Mr. Hecht. “It was the right time to close my firm, and Wolf’s complimentary practice areas are a perfect fit. “
Mr. Hecht is an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and COMEX. He is also the legal columnist for smartpros.com, an online newsletter for financial professionals. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Hecht was with the Division of Corporate Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission. He received his Juris Doctorate from Yale Law School and his Bachelor’s Degree from Amherst College.
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