Andrew Calamari, former head of the SEC’s New York office for the past five years, will be joining Finn Dixon & Herling as a partner on January 15. He will be a member of the firm’s practice groups in government and internal investigations, litigation, and investment advisors/broker-dealers. He will represent clients in securities litigation, enforcement and internal investigations and accounting-related matters. He will also be available to advise regulated entities and persons on compliance and examination issues.
He began his tenure at the SEC in 2000 as an enforcement attorney and rose through the ranks to ultimately lead the SEC’s New York Office. As the Regional director, he led a staff of about 400 enforcement attorneys, accountants, investigators and compliance examiners involved in the investigation and prosecution of enforcement actions and the performance of compliance inspections in the New York region.
Before joining the SEC, Calamari served as a law clerk to the Honorable John Cannella, US District Judge for the Southern District of New York, and then spent nearly 15 years in private law practicing including as a litigation partner at Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine.
He graduated Fordham Law School (JD 1985, cum laude) and the Fordham University College of Business Administration (BS 1982). He is admitted to practice law in New York and the US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.