Brian Cartwright, a law school and, later, law firm colleague of Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox, was named general counsel at the regulator. Cartwright, 58, a partner at Latham & Watkins will join the SEC on January 23. He will replace Giovanni Prezioso, 48, who announced in November that he would leave the agency.
Both Cox and Cartwright attended Harvard Law School and worked together at Latham. Cartwright has overseen Latham's public company practice in the United States.
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