Bloomberg Law
Dec. 20, 2016, 4:02 PM

Former SEC Chief Litigation Counsel Joins Cleary Gottlieb

Antoinette Gartrell

Matthew C. Solomon, recently the Securities and Exchange Commission Enforcement Division’s chief litigation counsel, has joined the Washington office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP as a partner.

In his new role, Solomon will focus on litigation and enforcement matters, the firm said in a Dec. 20 statement.

Solomon led the division’s litigation program from September 2013 until he resigned earlier this month.

He first joined the commission in June 2012 as deputy chief litigation counsel. Prior to that, Solomon served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia and was later promoted to chief of that office’s fraud unit. He was also previously a trial attorney in the public integrity section of the Department of Justice’s criminal division and counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Solomon graduated from Wesleyan University and Georgetown University Law Center.

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