SEC Sanctions Ex-Cozen O'Connor Conflict Counsel for Insider Trading

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A former Cozen O’Connor lawyer has agreed to pay more than $20,000 to settle charges by the nation’s top securities enforcer that he misappropriated client information to enrich his personal earnings, while serving as the Am Law 100 firm’s conflicts counsel.

Bala Cynwyd-based trial lawyer William Gericke, 60, was barred from practicing as an attorney before the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to an administrative proceeding filed Nov. 19 by the SEC.