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Tarter Krinsky & Drogin Expands Litigation and Corporate & Securities Practices with Addition of Veteran Litigator & Former SEC Enforcement Attorney Robert Heim as Partner

June 3, 2019

Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, a full-service, mid-size law firm announced today that it has expanded its Litigation, Securities and Financial Services Litigation, White Collar & Government Investigations and Corporate and Securities practices, continuing its strategic growth and strengthening its client offerings with the addition of veteran litigator and former SEC enforcement attorney Robert G. Heim as partner.

Robert’s practice includes capital raising, fund formation, registration of new broker-dealers and investment advisers, securities regulatory work, SEC defense, securities and commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense and FINRA arbitrations. He was formerly an Assistant Regional Director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in New York City.

Robert represents clients throughout the country in all phases of SEC investigations, securities and commercial litigation and appeals. He has broad experience in matters involving insider trading, market manipulation, accounting fraud, broker-dealer sales practices, penny stock trading and the unregistered sale of securities.

In his federal criminal defense practice, Robert has represented individuals and organizations in connection with grand jury investigations, criminal prosecutions, plea agreements, cooperation agreements, proffer agreements and sentencing matters, as well as prosecutions involving market manipulation, insider trading, securities fraud, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, bank fraud and other matters.

From 1993 to 1999, Robert was employed in the Northeast Regional Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement. During his tenure with the SEC, Robert was responsible for prosecuting several high-profile cases, including the SEC’s case against eight New York Stock Exchange floor brokers and the SEC’s case against Orlando Joseph Jett. He was also responsible for cases involving accounting fraud, fraudulent sales practices, insider trading and market manipulation. Robert was awarded the SEC’s prestigious Capital Markets Award in 1999.

“We are delighted to welcome a lawyer of Robert’s caliber to the firm. Given his prior experience at the SEC and his solid reputation among the enforcement bar, he will be a great asset to our clients.” said Managing Partner Alan M. Tarter. “His arrival reinforces our commitment to provide clients with top quality advice on their most complex disputes.”

“I am thrilled to be joining Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, one of the premier law firms focused on middle market clients. I am confident that its full-service practice will provide me with an excellent platform to best serve my clients,” said Robert.

Robert joins Tarter Krinsky & Drogin following several other notable litigation hires, including Richard A. Williamson and his team from Flemming Zulack Williamson Zauderer LLP who include Elizabeth O’Connor, Lissa Gipson and Cathi Baglin, as well as Darnell Stanislaus and Charles M. Miller, who joined the firm to lead the firm’s Securities and Financial Services Litigation Group.

Robert was previously a founding partner of Meyers & Heim LLP, a securities law boutique firm formerly located in New York City.

Tarter Krinsky & Drogin's Litigation practice represents corporate and individual clients in virtually every type of commercial and business litigation in federal and state trial and appellate courts, bankruptcy courts and in arbitration and mediation proceedings. The practice covers the full range of complex, challenging issues facing private and public companies, and individuals today.

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