Lecturer in Law
Richard H. Walker retired from Deutsche Bank in 2016 after over 14 years during which time he served in the roles of Vice Chairman, General Counsel and a´┐Żmember of the Group Executive Committee at different times.
Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Walker served as the Director of the Division´┐Żof Enforcement of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission from´┐ŻApril 1998 to September 2001. For over two years prior to his appointment to that position, Mr. Walker served as the Commission´┐Żs General Counsel. Prior to his´┐Żappointment as General Counsel, Mr. Walker was the Regional Director of the´┐ŻCommission´┐Żs Northeast Regional Office from 1991 through 1995.
Mr. Walker was awarded the Presidential Rank Distinguished Service Award in´┐Ż1997 ÔÇô the highest federal award for government service. He also received the´┐ŻCommission´┐Żs Distinguished Service Award in 2000 and the Chairman´┐Żs Award for´┐ŻExcellence under both Chairman Levitt in 2000 and Chairman Breeden in 1992.´┐ŻIn 1997, he was awarded the Commission´┐Żs Law and Policy Award in recognition´┐Żof his participation in the government´┐Żs victory in´┐ŻU.S. v. O´┐ŻHagan, in which the´┐ŻUnited States Supreme Court upheld the misappropriation theory of insider trading.
Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Walker spent fifteen years in the New York´┐Żoffice of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, where he was a litigation partner´┐Żspecializing in corporate, securities, and commercial litigation. From 1975 to´┐Ż1976, Mr. Walker served as law clerk to the Honorable Collins J. Seitz, former´┐ŻChief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Mr.´┐ŻWalker is a 1972 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Trinity College. In 1975, he was´┐Żawarded his J.D. degree, cum laude, by Temple Law School, where he served as´┐ŻEditor-in-Chief of the´┐ŻTemple Law Quarterly.
Mr. Walker is a Trustee Emeritus of The American Folk Art Museum, Co-Chair of´┐ŻThe American Friends of Bucerius and a member of the Board of Directors of Pro´┐ŻBono Partnership. He previously was a member of the Board of Directors of MBIA, Inc. (2006-2008) and served on the NYSE Legal Advisory Committee (2001-2005). He is also a member of Temple University Beasley School of Law´┐ŻBoard of Visitors and served as a member of Trinity College Board of Fellows.´┐Ż