Joseph McLaughlin is a retired partner of Sidley Austin LLP in New York City, where he spent many years as a partner. A graduate of Columbia College and Columbia Law School, he was also a Jervey Fellow of the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law at Columbia Law School and did post-graduate work at the University of Munich. He practiced with Sullivan & Cromwell, where he worked on a wide variety of securities transactions.
Mr. McLaughlin became general counsel of Goldman, Sachs & Co. in 1976. He worked closely for many years with
the firm’s investment banking departments, as well as with its equity and fixed-income research, sales and trading areas. He was active in securities industry matters, including the Federal Regulation Committee of the Securities Industry Association, the Corporate Financing Committee of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. and the Legal Advisory Committee of the New York Stock Exchange, Inc. During this period and his subsequent practice, Mr. McLaughlin contributed to industry and SEC initiatives involving underwriters’ liabilities, shelf registration, securities offerings in the United States by foreign private issuers, securities research, trading practices, short sales, the net capital rule and margin regulations.