Interim General Counsel
Mr. Taube serves as Interim General Counsel, overseeing all legal, regulatory and compliance matters for the firm. Prior to joining McKenna, Seth was a Senior Partner of Baker Botts and still maintains a relationship with the law firm.
At Baker Botts, Mr. Taube, a former federal prosecutor and SEC official with over forty years of trial experience, advises businesses on corporate governance and regulatory matters, handles securities and commercial litigation, SEC and state attorney general defense, and white-collar criminal defense matters in federal and state courts. He is also a member of FINRA’s board of arbitrators.
Mr. Taube has defended both the New York Stock Exchange and self-regulator FINRA in SEC matters, as well as senior executives, investment bankers and financial services institutions in SEC, state attorney general, and DOJ inquiries; acted as liquidator’s lead counsel for a significant hedge fund collapse; has defended senior management of a leading stock research company; and has handled financial restatement cases, FCPA inquiries, option back dating investigations, mortgage backed securities matters and inquiries of major mutual funds and their senior executives by the SEC and state attorneys general. Mr. Taube has extensive experience in international litigation and inquiries, securities-related regulatory and internal investigations as well as securities and international arbitrations.
Mr. Taube served as Branch Chief of Enforcement at the New York Regional Office of the SEC. He was awarded the Manuel Cohen Distinguished Lawyer Award by the Commissioners in 1982 and served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Securities Crime Unit of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.
Mr. Taube is currently teaching International Trade Law at Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, and has taught courses on mergers, acquisitions and corporate litigation at Seton Hall Law School. He also served as general counsel of an investment bank.