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Gerald Hodgkins

Former Associate Director at US Securities and Exchange Commission at Former SEC


During his 20-year tenure at the SEC, Mr. Hodgkins oversaw more than 100 enforcement actions, including high-profile cases involving public company accounting and disclosure, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), broker-dealer regulation, options backdating, and insider trading. The enforcement actions he oversaw included a $750 million settlement with WorldCom, the largest penalty in SEC history for issuer reporting and disclosure fraud, and a $468 million settlement with the former CEO and Chairman of UnitedHealth, which was the first, and still largest, settlement involving Section 304 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

Mr. Hodgkins also served as a founding member of the SEC's Claims Review Staff, which makes recommendations to the Commission concerning when and how much to award whistleblowers under the SEC's whistleblower program. He also has served as a member of the SEC's National Labor Management Forum.

At Covington, Mr. Hodgkins will have a broad regulatory enforcement practice, focusing on regulated entities, public companies and audit firms in accounting-related investigations, and companies and individuals facing FCPA inquiries.

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