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O'Melveny's Geist Quoted in Star-Ledger About Recent SEC Criminal Cases Against Former Star Athletes

January 05, 2012 O'Melveny White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations Practice Group partner Andrew Geist recently provided comments to the Newark Star-Ledger about the recent spate of criminal cases brought against former star athletes by the US Securities and Exchange Commission. In a January 5, 2012 article, "Ex-Chicago Bears Wide Receiver Willie Gault Latest Pro Athlete Accused of White-Collar Crime," Geist says that while he doesn't believe federal authorities are specifically targeting former sports stars such as Gault, SEC enforcement officials "do use their celebrity to call attention to the wrongdoing at issue."