John H. Walsh joined Eversheds Sutherland (US) in October 2011. John represents investment advisers, registered and private funds, broker-dealers, and other securities firms. He counsels clients on the full spectrum of compliance and regulatory issues, including the development of robust compliance controls, internal investigations, cooperation in examinations, and defense in enforcement investigations. He also serves on Executive Compliance Committees.
Before joining Eversheds Sutherland John was a 23-year veteran of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He served in the examination program, the Division of Enforcement, and as Special Counsel to former SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt. He played a key role in designing and implementing the SEC's securities compliance examination practices, and served for many years as the examination program’s Chief Counsel, or senior lawyer. In 2009-2010, he served as the program's Acting Director during a period of intense financial crisis.
John has published widely on a variety of legal, regulatory and compliance topics. In 2016 he was elected to membership in the American Law Institute.