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Walter Jospin

Walter Jospin

Finch McCranie, LLP
  • White Collar Crime, Securities Law, Stockbroker & Investment Fraud...
  • Georgia
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Walter Jospin’s practice focuses on SEC and other securities regulatory enforcement matters, corporate governance, internal investigations, and SEC Whistleblower Claims.

Mr. Jospin is the former Director of the Atlanta Regional Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where he served from February 2015 until January 2018. As Regional Director, he led over 110 lawyers, accountants, and compliance examiners in the office’s Enforcement and Examination programs, which cover Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, and South Carolina. During his three-year tenure, Mr. Jospin supervised many enforcement actions relating to financial and accounting fraud, disclosure failures, audit failures, offering frauds, Ponzi schemes, violations of the Investment Advisors Act, municipal securities, and insider trading.

In the early 1980s, Mr. Jospin was a staff attorney with the Division of Enforcement of the SEC in Atlanta, where he investigated and litigated financial and accounting fraud cases, including the first accounting case under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Prior to joining the SEC in February of 2015, Mr. Jospin was a long-time partner in the international law firm of Paul Hastings LLP, where he was a member of the firm’s Policy Committee and Compensation Committee, and Chair of the Atlanta Office Corporate Department. At Paul Hastings, he specialized in corporate governance, internal investigations, securities regulatory enforcement, and corporate transactions.

Mr. Jospin has been recognized as a leading corporate and securities lawyer by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who Legal Georgia, Who’s Who of International Mergers & Acquisition Lawyers, Georgia Super Lawyers, and Corporate Counsel Super Lawyers. He served as Chair of the Business Law Section, and Chair of the Securities Committee, of the State Bar of Georgia. Mr. Jospin is an adjunct professor at Emory Law School, where he teaches Securities Enforcement.

Practice Areas
  • White Collar Crime
  • Securities Law
  • Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Employment Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Corporate
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • White Collar, Internal Investigations and Corporate Governance
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • English
Professional Experience
Of Counsel
Finch McCranie, LLP
- Current
Director, Atlanta Regional Office
Securities & Exchange Commission
Paul Hastings
Emory University School of Law
University of Pennsylvania
Leading Corporate & Securities Lawyer
Chambers USA
Leading Corporate & Securities Lawyer
The Best Lawyers in America
Leading Corporate & Securities Lawyer
Who’s Who Legal Georgia
Leading Corporate & Securities Lawyer
Who’s Who of International Mergers & Acquisition Lawyers
Leading Corporate & Securities Lawyer
Georgia Super Lawyers
Leading Corporate & Securities Lawyer
Corporate Counsel Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
State Bar of Georgia
Articles & Publications
Forming Board Special Committees
161 The Corporate Board Journal
Representing a Witness in an SEC Investigation
22 Georgia Bar Journal 122
Georgia Corporations, Other Business Organizations & Securities Regulation
Lawyer’s Cooperative Publishing
Speaking Engagements
Adjunct Professor Securities Enforcement, Emory Law School
Websites & Blogs
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Contact & Map
Finch McCranie, LLP
225 Peachtree St NE 1700
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Atlanta, GA 30303
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