Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP announced today that Jeffrey A. Lehtman has rejoined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a partner.
Mr. Lehtman, who was previously with RK&O for five years before departing as a partner in 2012, focuses his practice on advising clients in connection with domestic and cross-border internal investigations and civil, criminal, and regulatory enforcement matters. He frequently represents financial services firms, private investment funds, public companies and their officers, directors, and employees in investigations before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the U.S. Department of Justice, and numerous other domestic and foreign regulatory and governmental bodies.
“Jeff’s recognized experience in helping clients to navigate both domestic and cross-border investigations will be a tremendous asset to our firm,” said partner Michael Mann, who established RK&O’s Washington, D.C. office in 1996. “The strength of RK&O is our people, our commitment to a tradition of client service, and our culture of collaboration. Jeff is well-known by his peers and his clients as somebody who embodies these values and we are thrilled to have him back.”
Mr. Lehtman, whose work has been cited by several legal industry publications, including Legal 500 United States and Latin Lawyer, previously served in the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of International Affairs, and as Senior Regional Counsel for a U.S.-based multinational financial institution. Immediately prior to rejoining RK&O, Mr. Lehtman was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of an international law firm.
“It is an honor to return home,” said Mr. Lehtman. “I am delighted to be back at RK&O and look forward to re-combining my experience within the public and private sectors with the firm’s tradition of providing client service at the highest level.”
Mr. Lehtman received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School and his B.A., summa cum laude, from Vanderbilt University.