SEC Enforcement and White Collar Defense Lawyer Richard Grime Joins Gibson Dunn in Washington, DC

January 26, 2015

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Richard W. Grime joins the firm as a partner in the Washington, D.C. office.  He was most recently a partner at O’Melveny & Myers and before that, an Assistant Director of the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  At Gibson Dunn, he will continue to focus his practice on securities enforcement and white collar defense. 

“We are delighted to have Richard on board,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “We have one of the top FCPA and anti-corruption compliance practices in the world.  Richard’s nine years at the SEC’s Division of Enforcement in senior positions and over 15 years of experience in private practice gives us the opportunity to solidify an already robust practice, while building out our securities enforcement practice more broadly.”  

“Richard is highly regarded by the securities enforcement bar and is a strong addition to the firm,” said Drew Tulumello, Co-Partner in Charge of the Washington, D.C. office.  “Having seasoned securities enforcement partners with prior senior SEC experience is vital to having a high-caliber D.C. practice.”

“In the area of FCPA enforcement, Richard is known as one of the giants of the bar and enjoys a reputation as a consummate securities professional,” said F. Joseph Warin, Co-Chair of the firmwide White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group.  “We know Richard well, having worked next to and opposite to him and look forward to being on the same team.”

“Gibson Dunn is widely regarded as one of the best FCPA and anti-corruption compliance practices in the world, in addition to having a vibrant securities enforcement practice,” said Grime.  “I look forward to joining this powerhouse team.”

About Richard W. Grime

Grime focuses his white collar defense practice on internal investigations and securities enforcement, regulatory and compliance matters.  He has extensive experience with anti-corruption investigations, advising both large companies and individual executives on FCPA defense and anti-corruption compliance.  He also advises companies regarding the creation, refinement and implementation of compliance programs.  He serves as co-chair of the annual PLI program, “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments.”

His practice also spans a wide range of securities enforcement matters, including those involving insider trading, accounting irregularities, and the collapse of the auction rate securities market.  He has served with an SEC-appointed independent consultant in a financial fraud case and in broker-dealer matters before FINRA.

Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, he was a partner at O’Melveny & Myers since 2007.  Before that, Grime was with the SEC from 1998 through 2007, serving as the Assistant Director of the Enforcement Division during the last four years.  While at the SEC, he supervised the filing of over 70 enforcement actions covering a wide range of the Commission’s activities.  He also played a prominent role in the Commission’s FCPA program.

He received his law degree First Class Honors from the University of Oxford in 1986.