Washington, D.C., April 23—Patton Boggs LLP is pleased to announce that Todd L. Cranford has joined the firm as Of Counsel in the Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Cranford’s practice will focus on assisting clients with Public Policy, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement, capital markets, and corporate governance-related matters.
Before joining Patton Boggs, Mr. Cranford was Senior Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, advising Chairman Barney Frank (D-MA) and other members on a breadth of substantive policy and legal issues coming before the committee. Specifically, he dealt with mutual fund reform, implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) of 2002, hedge funds, oversight of national securities exchanges, and credit rating agencies, while also focusing on market structure issues and securities arbitration.
He held a judicial clerkship with Hon. Anna Diggs Taylor, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, from 1988 to 1990. Mr. Cranford attended Columbia University School of Law, earning a J.D. in 1988 and graduated with an A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1985.