Partner Jeffrey J. Ansley is quoted in The Texas Lawbook article titled, “David Peavler: SEC – An Opportunity He Couldn’t Pass Up.” The piece offers commentary from white collar attorneys from across North Texas on the June 6 announcement that HD Vest Financial General Counsel David Peavler will be taking over in July as the new director for the Fort Worth Regional Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Per the article, the SEC’s Fort Worth Regional Office is composed of “more than 100 lawyers, accountants and other professionals who police hundreds of publicly traded businesses – including three of the 10 largest in the U.S. – and more than 1,000 financial brokers, dealers, investment officers and advisors with more than $2 trillion of assets under management in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas.” Before joining Bell Nunnally, Ansley served as an Enforcement Attorney for the SEC based out of the Fort Worth office.
Ansley commented on the unexpected nature of the pick by the SEC of Peavler, “I am surprised, as David is not one of the names that I’ve heard before for this position. Based on David’s stellar background and judgment, he is an outstanding choice for the position. David is a top notch and skilled lawyer who has a wealth of experience both with the SEC and private [sector] – that will be very beneficial to the operations and functioning of the Fort Worth Regional Office.”
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