O’Melveny’s Steve Olson and Jorge deNeve Join Altheia Research & Management, Inc. as President and General Counsel RespectivelyApril 19, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Julie Fei Piper Hall
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LOS ANGELES, CA ─ April 19, 2011 ─ O’Melveny & Myers LLP partner Steve Olson and O'Melveny counsel Jorge deNeve have been appointed President and General Counsel, respectively, at Aletheia Research & Management, Inc., an independent registered investment advisor based in Santa Monica. In his capacity as President, Olson will work with Aletheia’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer to lead the firm operationally and spearhead their growth in the US and globally. Olson joined O'Melveny's White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations Practice Group in Los Angeles in 2004 after serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Major Frauds Section of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California. DeNeve first joined O'Melveny in 1998. He spent four years as an enforcement attorney with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission's Los Angeles regional office. Thereafter he re-joined the Firm in 2007.
“It is a testament to Steve and Jorge's exceptional abilities that they have been chosen for these important leadership positions at our client Aletheia,” said Arthur B. Culvahouse, Jr., Chair of O'Melveny & Myers. "We look forward to working closely with them as they join the Aletheia team.”
“I have been fortunate to have worked with many talented lawyers and exceptional colleagues during my years at O'Melveny and look forward to continuing to work with them in my new role,” said Olson.
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The following press release was issued today by Aletheia Research & Management, Inc.:
ALETHEIA RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT, INC. ANNOUNCES O’MELVENY & MYERS ATTORNEYS STEVE OLSON AND JORGE deNEVE WILL JOIN ALETHEIA AS PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL, RESPECTIVELY
Both Olson and deNeve Highly Experienced with the Securities Industry; Appointments Part of Firm’s Focus to Have Best-in-Class Infrastructure and Compliance to Complement Leadership in Investing
SANTA MONICA, CA, April 19th, 2011 – Aletheia Research and Management, Inc. (“Aletheia”), a leading independent registered investment advisor, today announced that Steve Olson will join the firm as President and Jorge deNeve will join as General Counsel. Both have been attorneys at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, a premier international law firm, where Mr. Olson has been a partner and Mr. deNeve has served as counsel. Each has extensive experience in working with companies in the securities and financial services sector, and significant expertise in securities matters. As President, Mr. Olson will work with Peter J. Eichler, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, and Arvin Santos, Chief Operating Officer, to lead Aletheia operationally and spearhead the firm’s growth in the U.S. and globally.
Peter J. Eichler, Jr., said, “Aletheia is committed to providing investors the best-in-class operational infrastructure which both supports and complements our performance track record on the investment side. Our team has worked closely with Steve and Jorge on legal and regulatory matters as well as key initiatives begun by the firm over the last several years. I am confident that Steve and Jorge will provide substantial contributions to the leadership and growth of our organization, particularly given their expertise in securities and regulatory matters. Their joining Aletheia underscores the quality and very high caliber of the professionals who comprise the firm’s management team, the strengths of which we have enhanced significantly over the past three years. We are delighted to welcome Steve and Jorge to the firm.”
Arvin Santos added, “We are pleased that both Steve and Jorge have decided to become part of the Aletheia organization. As Aletheia’s Chief Operating Officer, I have had the opportunity to work with them extensively as part of O’Melveny’s representation of Aletheia, and am confident in their ability to contribute meaningfully to the operational, compliance and legal infrastructure that we have built at the firm. I look forward to working with Steve and Jorge to continue to enhance Aletheia’s best-in-class operations.”