John R. Hewitt Esq.

Hewitt, John R.

Jack Hewitt focuses his practice on securities litigation and regulatory advice and counsel to broker-dealers, investment banks and investment advisors. His work has involved virtually every aspect of the federal and state securities laws, including equity, fixed income and derivatives trading, net capital, Reg SHO, suitability, record retention, insider trading, cybersecurity and registration issues. Mr. Hewitt also frequently speaks on these subjects including his participation in Practicing Law Institute (PLI) and Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) seminars.

Cybersecurity is a major part of Mr. Hewitt’s practice, and he is a recognized national authority in this field.  He has written extensively on the regulation of electronic technology in the securities markets, including a series of articles for the New York Law Journal, and has chaired and spoken at numerous seminars on it. Mr. Hewitt is the author of Cyberecurity in the Federal Securities Markets, a BloombergBNA treatise, and is the editor and author of Securities Practice & Electronic Technology, an ALM publication. He is also the author of the Record Keeping and Advertising Chapters of the PLI Broker-Dealer Regulation treatise. Mr. Hewitt is a recipient of the Compliance Reporter Compliance Person of the Year award, was a participant in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s roundtable discussions on internet issues, and is listed on the International Who’s Who of e-Commerce Lawyers. Previously, Mr. Hewitt was Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Lehman Brothers, and Senior Counsel at the SEC's Division of Enforcement.

He received his B.A. from John Carroll University, his LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center, and his J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

Author of Bloomberg BNA Securities Practice Portfolio Series No. 383, Cybersecurity in Federal Securities Markets.