Newspaper article International New York Times

From Wall St. Cases to Private Practice

Newspaper article International New York Times

From Wall St. Cases to Private Practice

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Chad Johnson, head of the Investor Protection Bureau, was involved in some of the largest settlements with banks over misdeeds in the mortgage market.

After nearly four years as a top lieutenant to New York's attorney general, Chad Johnson is stepping down as head of the state's Investor Protection Bureau and moving to a private litigation firm, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.

Mr. Johnson has investigated and advised the attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, on a wide variety of Wall Street issues, among them high-frequency trading, credit rating practices and foreign exchange.

His unit oversees the fraud investigation of a private stock trading operation run by Barclays. He also represented New York State in multibillion-dollar global settlements with several Wall Street banks over the way they packaged and sold residential mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis. …

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