Linklaters Hires Leading Broker-Dealer Lawyer in Washington, D.C.

Jerome Roche brings extensive experience with U.S. regulators, further strengthening the Firm’s U.S. financial regulatory capabilities

Linklaters is pleased to announce that Jerome Roche has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as partner in the Financial Regulation Group (FRG). Jerome’s practice will focus on advising domestic and foreign broker-dealers regarding U.S. regulation of securities, commodities, and derivatives transactions.

Peter Bevan Head of Linklaters’ Financial Regulation Group, commented,

“Jerome’s substantive broker-dealer expertise will be invaluable as we guide our clients through an increasingly complex regulatory landscape. His in-depth knowledge of the financial services industry will complement our existing financial regulatory, derivatives, and funds practices.”

Jerome joins Linklaters from Mayer Brown where he was a highly accomplished Financial Services Regulatory and Enforcement Partner for over a decade. Prior to that, he served as Associate General Counsel at TIAA-CREF and also has government experience as a former attorney for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

He joins a distinguished U.S. regulatory team which boasts extensive government experience, including Doug Davison who served as Counsel to SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt and as branch chief of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement and joined Linklaters last year from WilmerHale.

Tom Shropshire, Global Head of Linklaters’ U.S. practice added,

“We are delighted to have them on board. Jerome’s arrival enhances our ability to provide multidisciplinary solutions to our clients in a rapidly changing regulatory environment.”