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John R. Hewitt

John R. Hewitt

Gibbons PC

New York, NY, USA


John R. Hewitt is a partner at Gibbons P.C. and focuses his practice on securities litigation, along with regulatory advice and counsel to broker-dealers, investment banks, and investment advisors. Mr. Hewitt has represented these firms, their officers, and employees in SEC and FINRA enforcement investigations and enforcement actions. These matters have encompassed virtually every aspect of the federal securities laws, including equity and fixed income trading, net capital, Reg SHO, suitability, record retention, insider trading, and registration issues. Mr. Hewitt also advises and counsels clients in these areas of the law and is frequently invited to speak on related topics at PLI and SIFMA seminars.

He 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 chaired and spoken at numerous seminars on the subject. Mr. Hewitt is the author of the Bloomberg BNA Portfolio, Cybersecuity in the Federal Securities Markets and is the editor and author of Securities Practice & Electronic Technology, a 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.

Previously, Mr. Hewitt was Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Lehman Brothers, and Senior Counsel at the SEC's Division of Enforcement. He has a Master of Laws in Security Regulation from Georgetown University Law Center.
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