Walter is the former Director of the Atlanta Regional Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where he served from February 2015 until January 2018. Prior to joining the SEC in February of 2015, Mr. Jospin was a long-time partner in the international law firm of Paul Hastings LLP, where he was a member of the firm’s Policy Committee and Compensation Committee, and Chair of the Atlanta Office Corporate Department.
Mr. Jospin has been recognized as a leading corporate and securities lawyer by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who Legal Georgia, Who’s Who of International Mergers & Acquisition Lawyers, Georgia Super Lawyers, and Corporate Counsel Super Lawyers. He served as Chair of the Business Law Section, and Chair of the Securities Committee, of the State Bar of Georgia. Mr. Jospin is an adjunct professor at Emory Law School, where he teaches Securities Enforcement.
Walter has devoted a great deal of time to non-profit organizations. He is presently the Board Chair of Georgia Innocence Project, a member of the Emory Alumni Board, and a Life Trustee of the Anti-Defamation League (SE Region). His previous leadership roles include serving as the board chair of the following non-profits: Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Georgia Legal Services Foundation, Anti-Defamation League (SE Region), and Zaban-Paradies Couples Center. He has been a board member of the High Museum of Art, the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, JELF and he served as general counsel and co-chair of Major Gifts for the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.
A native of Savannah, Georgia, Walter graduated from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, for which he received assistance from JELF, and Emory Law School.