John Hewitt is a Partner in McCarter & English's New York Office where he specializes in securities litigation and regulatory advice and counsel to broker-dealers, investment banks, investment companies and investment advisors. Mr. Hewitt represents major investment banks, wire houses, investment advisers and senior officers of these firms in SEC and FINRA enforcement investigations and civil, criminal and administrative enforcement actions involving violations of the federal securities laws. These matters encompassed virtually every aspect of these laws including equity and fixed income trading, net capital, margin, insider trading and registration issues. Mr. Hewitt also advises and counsels these firms in these areas and is considered an authority on electronic technology and equity and fixed income trading. He has written, and advised on the writing of, compliance and supervisory procedural manuals and has assisted in the development of compliance measures to implement these procedures.
In addition, Mr. Hewitt has written extensively on the regulation of electronic technology in the securities markets including a series of articles for the New York Law Journal and has co-chaired and spoken at numerous seminars on it. He is the co-editor and an author of Securities Practice & Electronic Technology, an ALM treatise that addresses every facet of the use and regulation of electronic technology in the securities markets. He is also the author of the Record Keeping and Advertising Chapters of the PLI Broker-Dealer Regulation treatise. Mr. Hewitt is the 1998 recipient of the Compliance Reporter Compliance Person of the Year award, was a participant in the Securities and Exchange Commission's roundtable discussions on internet issues and is listed on the International Who's Who of e-Commerce Lawyers.
Mr. Hewitt was formerly a Senior Vice President/Associate General Counsel with Lehman Brothers and a Senior Counsel with the SEC's Division of Enforcement. He has a Master of Laws in Securities Regulation from the Georgetown University Law Center.