William McLucas is the chair of the firm's Securities Department, a member of the Securities Litigation and Enforcement Practice Group and a member of the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Working Group. He joined the firm in 1998.
In 1977, Mr. McLucas joined the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Enforcement. He served under five successive Chairmen of the SEC while he rose through the Division, ultimately to serve as Director of Enforcement for eight years—longer than any other Enforcement Division Director in Commission history. Mr. McLucas led the Division's Staff in numerous high-profile investigations and landmark enforcement actions, including hundreds of insider trading cases and numerous inquiries and proceedings involving public companies, accounting firms, investment banks, and participation in the municipal securities markets.
Mr. McLucas is one of the most sought-after advisors to public companies, boards of directors, audit committees and special committees dealing with corporate crises and related issues. He represents public companies, investment banks, accounting firms and advisors to mutual funds facing a variety of corporate and market crises, as well as Securities and Exchange Commission investigations. He has led numerous audit committee and special committee inquiries, and has also represented numerous corporate executives and directors in connection with Securities and Exchange Commission investigations.
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business describes Mr. McLucas as "the preeminent SEC enforcement lawyer in the country."