federal magistrate judge issued a 52-page decision exonerating the firm's client, a lawyer, of alleged misconduct in connection with an investigation by the SEC. The judge not only rejected the SEC's request for sanctions, but went on to find that the lawyer's conduct was "unimpeachable" and "self-sacrificing and responsible." The matter was handled by Thomas E. Peisch
and Erin K. Higgins
of the firm's regulatory practice
professional liability group.