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W. Hardy Callcott

W. Hardy Callcott

Sidley Austin LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA


HARDY CALLCOTT’s practice concentrates on enforcement defense and regulatory counseling concerning securities market and regulatory issues for broker-dealers, investment advisers, registered and private funds and others in the financial services industry. He provides securities enforcement defense before the SEC, Department of Justice, FINRA, and other SRO and state regulators for members of financial services industry, public companies, and officers and directors. He also conducts internal investigations.

Hardy was ranked nationally in Chambers USA for Securities Financial Services Regulation 2008-2016, was included in the Best Lawyers in America 2007-2012 and 2014-2016 lists, and was Best Lawyers San Francisco “Lawyer of the Year” in Securities Regulation by 2015 and 2017, all chosen based on peer-reviewed surveys of U.S. lawyers. He was with Charles Schwab & Co. Inc., as senior vice president and general counsel. He served in the General Counsel’s Office of the SEC as assistant general counsel for Market Regulation (now Trading and Markets), and taught in the Securities LLM program at Georgetown University Law Center. After law school, Hardy clerked for the Hon. Mariana Pfaelzer in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.  Additionally, Hardy is the immediate past Chair of the SEC Historical Society.

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