John Bevilacqua Joins Fulbright From Merrill Lynch

NEW YORK - A securities litigator with experience working in-house for two of the world's largest financial advisors has joined Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.'s global litigation practice as senior counsel.

John Bevilacqua comes to Fulbright's New York office after spending the past eight years working at Merrill Lynch, where he most recently served as a first vice president and senior counsel. Before joining Merrill Lynch, Bevilacqua spent a decade at Salomon Smith Barney as a director and associate general counsel. He began his career as an enforcement attorney working for the Securities and Exchange Commission in the broker-dealer enforcement and interpretations branch.

At Merrill, Bevilacqua worked with senior management to analyze exposure and to set reserves. He also handled all phases of litigation and risk management, including dealing with regulatory matters before the SEC and FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and state regulatory agencies. Bevilacqua, additionally, supervised and coordinated litigation strategy for hundreds of arbitrations, including those related to auction rate securities.

Bevilacqua received his undergraduate degree in political science from Johns Hopkins University in 1984 and his law degree from St. John's University School of Law in 1987. He is licensed to practice in New York.

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