ARCHIVE 2000 – 2006

  • CNBC, August 28, 2006. Robert G. Heim appeared with Former SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt and Maria Bartiromo on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” and discussed potential insider trading in the wake of recent corporate merger activity.
  • CNBC, July 25, 2006. Robert G. Heim appeared as a guest legal commentator on CNBC’s “Powerlunch” and discussed the SEC’s proposed regulation of hedge funds.
  • The Wall Street Journal, “Spitzer Retreats From Another Fund Prosecution,” November 22, 2005. Robert G. Heim was quoted in connection with Eliot Spitzer’s decision to drop fraud and larceny charges against an ex-CIBC executive. “It seems to me that Eliot Spitzer is re-evaluating the criminal case that he’s brought in connection with the mutual fund market timing investigation,” said Robert G. Heim, a former SEC official now a white-collar defense attorney at Meyers & Heim LLP in New York. Since the Sihpol verdict, he said, Mr. Spitzer “seems to be acting more cautiously with the cases he litigates.”
  • Bloomberg Radio, November 9, 2005. Robert G. Heim appeared as a guest legal commentator and discussed the REFCO bankruptcy auction.
  • CNBC, October 14, 2005. Robert G. Heim appeared as a guest legal commentator and discussed the due diligence requirements of auditors and underwriters in the wake of the Refco scandal involding its former chief executive, Philip Bennett.
  • Bloomberg TV, July 13, 2005. Robert G. Heim appeared as a guest legal commentator and discussed impact of the sentence issued to former WorldCom CEO, Bernard Ebbers.
  • CBS News, June 17, 2005. Robert Heim appeared as a guest legal commentator and discussed the conviction of Dennis Kozlowski, the former chief executive of Tyco, and Mark Swartz, Tyco’s former chief financial officer, on charges of grand larceny and conspiracy.
  • The New York Times, “Ex-Broker Acquitted in Fund Case,” June 10, 2005. Robert G. Heim was quoted in connection with the acquittal of a former Bank of America broker who was alleged to have participated in the late trading of mutual fund shares. “I think this is a major blow to Eliot Spitzer and his campaign against Wall Street,” said Robert G. Heim, a former lawyer with the Securities and Exchange Commission, who is now a partner at Meyers & Heim.
  • The New York Times, “Ford Settles Investors’ Suit Over I.P.O. of Goldman,” November 4, 2004. Robert G. Heim was quoted in connection with the Ford Motor Company’s agreement to settle a lawsuit that accused its chief executive of improperly accepting shares of the initial public offering of the Goldman Sachs Group.
  • People, August 2, 2004. Robert G. Heim was quoted in connection with an article discussing Martha Stewart’s prison sentence.
  • FOX News, Hannity and Colmes, July 16, 2004. Robert Heim appeared as a guest legal commentator and discussed the ramifications of Martha Stewart’s prison sentence on future Justice Department investigations.
  • MSNBC, The Abrams Report, July 9, 2004. Robert Heim appeared as a guest legal commentator and discussed the indictment against former ENRON CEO Kenneth Lay. Mr. Heim also discussed Martha Stewart’s anticipated sentencing hearing.
  • Bloomberg News, July 8, 2004, Robert Heim appeared a guest commentator to discuss the fraud trial of Adelphia founder John Rigas.
  • CNNfn, July 8, 2004. Robert Heim appeared as a guest legal commentator and discussed the Justice Department’s indictment against former ENRON CEO Kenneth Lay.
  • CNBC, May 24, 2004. Robert Heim appeared as a guest commentator to discuss the New York Attorney General’s lawsuit against Richard Grasso.
  • CBS MarketWatch, Spitzer Goes After Grasso, May 24, 2004. Robert Heim comments on Eliot Spitzer’s lawsuit against ex-NYSE head Richard Grasso.
  • WPIX Channel 11, March 15, 2004. Robert Heim appeared as a guest legal commentator and discussed Martha Stewart’s resignation from the board of directors of Martha Stewart Omnimedia.
  • MSNBC, The Abrams Report, March 9, 2004. Robert Heim appeared as a guest legal commentator and discussed the SEC’s civil insider trading charges against Martha Stewart.
  • WPIX Channel 11, March 8, 2004. Robert Heim appeared as a guest legal commentator and discussed Martha Stewart’s options in the wake of her felony convictions for conspiracy, making false statements and obstructing justice.
  • FOX News, March 8, 2004. Robert Heim discussed the significance of Martha Stewart’s conviction for obstruction of justice, making false statements, and conspiracy on future government investigations.
  • FOX News, March 6, 2004. Robert Heim appeared as a guest legal commentator and discussed the impact of Martha Stewart’s conviction.
  • FOX News, March 4, 2004. Robert Heim appeared as a guest legal commentator and discussed the jury deliberations in connection with Martha Stewart’s obstruction of justice trial.
  • Fox News, February 28, 2004. Robert Heim appeared as a guest legal analyst and discussed whether Martha Stewart’s criminal trial will impact the SEC’s civil complaint against her.
  • FOX News, February 26, 2004. Robert Heim appeared as a guest legal analyst in connection with Martha Stewart’s obstruction of justice trial.
  • CNN, February 25, 2004. Robert Heim commented on Martha Stewart’s defense strategy.
  • CNNfn, February 19, 2004, Robert Heim appeared as a guest commentator to discuss the Justice Department’s indictment of former Enron Corp. chief executive Jeffrey Skilling.
  • FOX News, February 18, 2004. Robert Heim appeared as a guest commentator to discuss the testimony in connection with Martha Stewart’s obstruction of justice trial.
  • WPIX, Channel 11 News, February 5, 2004. Robert Heim appeared as a guest commentator to discuss the impact of Douglas Faneuil’s testimony in connection with Martha Stewart’s obstruction of justice trial.
  • CBS News This Morning, February 4, 2004. Robert Heim appeared as a guest commentator in connection with Martha Stewart’s obstruction of justice trial where he provided insight into the testimony of the prosecution’s star witness, Douglas Faneuil.
  • HedgeWorld, January 26, 2004. Robert G. Heim was interviewed by HedgeWorld.com concerning the applicability of insider trading regulations to hedge fund manager.
  • FOX News At Large with Geraldo Rivera, January 11, 2004. Robert G. Heim appeared as a guest commentator to discuss the viability of the Justice Department’s legal theories in connection Martha Stewart’s securities fraud and obstruction of justice trial.
  • CNN, January 5, 2004. Robert Heim appeared as a guest commentator to discuss the jury selection process in connection with Martha Stewart’s obstruction of justice trial.
  • Bloomberg News, December 31, 2003, Robert Heim appeared as a guest commentator to discuss the corporate scandals of 2003.
  • CNBC, December 22, 2003, Robert Heim appeared as a guest commentator to discuss the SEC’s settlement with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Canada concerning its role in Enron Corp.’s manipulation of its financial statements.
  • CNBC and Bloomberg News, December 2, 2003, Robert Heim appeared a guest commentator to discuss allegations of mutual fund market timing at Amvescap PLC’s Invesco Funds Group unit.
  • FOX News, November 18, 2003. Robert Heim appeared as a guest commentator to discuss the status of Martha Stewart’s obstruction of justice trial.
  • FOX News, November 18, 2003. Robert Heim appeared as a guest commentator to discuss the status of Martha Stewart’s obstruction of justice trial.
  • Star Witness Is Questioned In Bank Case, The New York Times, October 8, 2003. Robert Heim was quoted in connection the trial of former Credit Suisse banker Frank Quattrone. “The defense wants to show that Mr. Quattrone didn’t have the intent to obstruct justice,” a former SEC lawyer Robert G. Heim said. “A lot will depend whether the jury believes that Mr. Quattrone’s e-mails were in fact instructions to destroy incriminating documents. Mr. Quattrone is the only one who can offer direct testimony on that point.”
  • Ashcroft’s ‘Get Tough’ Memo Discourages Plea Bargains, New York Law Journal, September 23, 2003. Robert Heim comments on Attorney General John Ashcroft’s direction that federal prosecutors pursue the toughest sentences possible under the federal sentencing guidelines.
  • Ex-Broker Charged In Criminal Fraud Case, The New York Times, September 17, 2003. Robert Heim was quoted in connection with charges brought against a former Bank of America broker accused of helping a hedge fund engage in after-hours trading of mutual fund shares.
  • SEC Putting Mutual Funds Under Scrutiny On Late Trading, The New York Times, September 5, 2003. Robert Heim was quoted in connection with Eliot Spitzer’s investigation into the trading of mutual fund shares after the market close.
  • FOX News, August 28, 2003. Robert Heim appeared as a guest commentator to discuss Oklahoma’s criminal charges against WorldCom and its former executive officers.
  • States, Intent on Regulating, Look at Morgan, The New York Times, July 15, 2003. “Tensions have always been there between state and federal regulators,” said Robert G. Heim, a former lawyer at the S.E.C. “The best balance would be to allow states to prosecute fraud within their jurisdictions. If every state jumped in on broader reform issues, you would have conflicting notions as to the best way to restructure Wall Street.”
  • CNN, June 5, 2003. Robert Heim appeared a guest commentator to discuss the impact of the charges filed against Martha Stewart by the SEC and the Justice Department.
  • For Stewart’s Broker, Months Hiding Amid Society Friends, New York Times, June 5, 2003. Robert Heim comments on the obstruction of justice charges filed by the Justice Department against Peter Bacanonvic, former stockbroker to Martha Stewart. “The government is alleging that Bacanovic used two different pens to write in that number,” said Robert Heim, a former lawyer for the Securities and Exchange Commission. “If the government can prove that Bacanovic altered documents, that would be enough to prove an obstruction case.
  • FOX News, June 4, 2003, Robert Heim comments on the potential civil and criminal charges facing Martha Stewart.
  • CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, May 30, 2003. Robert Heim comments on the continuing investigation of Martha Stewart in the wake of her sale of ImClone shares.
  • Martha: Under A Cloud Long Enough, BusinessWeek, May 19, 2003. Robert Heim comments on the SEC’s investigation of Martha Stewart.
  • CNBC, May 7, 2003, Robert Heim appeared as a guest commentator on CNBC to discuss the congressional hearings into the adequacy of Wall Street’s global settlement in connection with analysts’ conflicts of interest.
  • Forecast for ImClone Remains Cloudy, Newsday, May 1, 2003. Robert Heim comments on the recent management shakeup at Imclone Systems, Inc.
  • Citigroup’s Chairman Is Barred From Direct Talks With Analysts, New York Times, April 29, 2003. In connection with the regulatory settlement with investment banks, Robert Heim comments on Sanford I. Weill’s bar from talking to Citigroup’s research analysts without a company lawyer present.
  • CNBC, April 28, 2002, Robert Heim appeared as a guest commentator on CNBC to discuss the global settlement between Wall Street’s leading investment banks and securities regulators in the wake of allegations concerning conflicts of interest among the investment banks’ research analysts.
  • U.S. Accuses a Top Banker of Obstruction, New York Times, April 24, 2003. Robert Heim comments on obstruction of justice charges filed by federal prosecutors against former Credit Suisse First Boston investment banker, Frank P. Quattrone. “Document destruction is an easier case to prove than securities fraud,” said Robert G. Heim, a former S.E.C. lawyer who now works at Meyers & Heim in New York. “As we saw with Andersen, these cases are fairly straightforward and easy for juries to understand.”
  • SEC Looks At AOL Deal With Vivendi, New York Times, April 22, 2003. Robert G. Heim was quoted in connection with the SEC’s investigation into potential accounting fraud at AOL regarding its sale of $25 million in advertising to Vivendi Universal.
  • Credit Suisse Banker Quits Amid Inquiries, The New York Times, March 5, 2003. Robert G. Heim comments on inquiries into potential obstruction of justice charges against Frank P. Quattrone. “Obstruction of justice charges are easier cases to prove, ” said Robert G. Heim of Meyers & Heim, a former lawyer for the SEC. “The case would be far less complex and wouldn’t involve digging through research reports and I.P.O’s. It’s what federal prosecutors did with Arthur Andersen as opposed to accusing them of accounting fraud.”
  • Spitzer Is Said to Lower Sights In Criminal Inquiry on Banker, The New York Times, March 4, 2003. Robert G. Heim was quoted in connection with Eliot Spitzer’s criminal probe into Credit Suisse First Boston investment banker, Frank P. Quattrone. “It’s going to be a difficult case to win in court,” said Robert G. Heim of Meyers & Heim, a former lawyer for the Securities and Exchange Commission. “The New York State law on tampering with evidence does not apply to federal proceedings, and no prosecutor has ever used the law in this manner.”
  • Weisel Is Last Global Holdout, New York Post, December 31, 2002. Robert Heim comments on the inability of Thomas Weisel Partners to reach a global settlement with Eliot Spitzer concerning analysts’ conflicts of interest. “No firm wants to be the last one standing, because of all the attention from regulators and the public,” said Robert Heim, a former SEC official and law partner at Meyers & Heim .
  • Here’s A Hard Stocking Stuffer To Pass Up, New York Post, December 13, 2002. Robert Heim comments on the legal ramifications of investing in off-shore investments that violate U.S. law.
  • It’s Payback Time; Regulators Target Street Pro’s Pocketbooks, New York Post, December 2, 2002. Robert Heim was quoted in connection with a possible global settlement between leading investment banks and securities regulators in the wake of allegations of analysts’ conflicts of interest.
  • Ready For Riot Act: Regulators to Outline Charges, Fines to Banks, New York Post, November 21, 2002. Robert Heim comments on possible charges against major brokerage firms by the New York State Attorney General for analysts’ conflicts of interest. “The use of the Martin Act by Spitzer is what spearheaded the investigation and brought about the willingness of firms to settle,” said Robert Heim. “Because under the Martin Act, jail time could be imposed if found guilty.”
  • CNBC, November 5, 2002, Robert Heim appeared as a guest commentator on CNBC to discuss the potential resignation of SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt in the wake of the appointment of William Webster to the Public Company Oversight Board.
  • More Trouble in the Citi, New York Post, October 11, 2002. Robert Heim comments on Sandy Weill’s potential influence over Salomon Smith Barney’s analysts’ ratings.
  • No Stripes For Martha Just Yet: Experts, New York Post, October 4, 2002. Robert Heim comments on possible charges facing Martha Stewart in connection with the SEC’s and Justice Department’s insider trading probe.
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7), Oct 3, 2002, Robert Heim comments on Martha Stewart’s abrupt resignation from the New York Stock Exchange’s Board of Directors in the wake of Douglas Faneuil’s plea agreement.
  • Pitt Joins Spitzer On Wall Street Sweep, New York Post, October 3, 2002. Robert Heim comments on the agreement between New York Attorney General Elliot Spitzer and SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt to work together to craft reforms for Wall Street. “It certainly shows the AG is flexing his muscles,” said Robert Heim, former SEC associate director and lawyer with Meyers & Heim.
  • Possible Testimony Against Stewart, Newsday, September 27, 2002. Robert Heim comments on Douglas Faneuil’s possible plea agreement and its impact on Martha Stewart. “It really strengthens the prosecutions’ hand, with regard to proving insider trading charges,” said Robert Heim, a former Securities and Exchange Commission investigator and partner with Meyers & Heim in Manhattan.
  • ESPN.com, Padres Owner Faces Financial Mess; September 25, 2002, Robert G. Heim comments on the SEC’s ability top obtain an asset freeze in connection with its investigation of Peregrine Systems and John Moores, owner of the San Deoego Padres, who also serves as the company’s chairman.
  • Mass. Tells NY: We’ve Got CSFB, New York Post, September 20, 2002. Robert Heim comments on potential securities fraud charges against CSFB in connection with its analysts’ recommendations.
  • Rigas: Reopen Cookie Jar, New York Post, September 17, 2002. Robert Heim comments on John Rigas’ request to have bankrupt Aldephia Communications pay his current legal bills.
  • Fox News, August 20, 2002. Robert Heim appeared as a guest commentator to discuss the SEC’s investigation of Martha Stewart.
  • Grilling Martha: Probers Seek Showdown With Diva of Divest-icity; New York Post, August 7, 2002; Robert Heim was quoted in connection with Martha Stewart’s legal battle with the SEC and Justice Department.
  • MSNBC, The Abrams Report, August 6, 2002. Robert Heim appeared as a guest commentator to discuss recent developments in the SEC’s and Justice Department’s investigation of Martha Stewart.
  • AOL Time Warner Bigs On The Spot; Fraud Charges Could Mean Time Behind Bars. New York Post, August 1, 2002. Robert Heim comments on the Justice Department’s investigation of AOL Time Warner. Available upon request.
  • Grubman Grilled, New York Post, July 9, 2002. Robert Heim comments on Salomon Smith Barney analyst Jack Grubman’s revelation that he attended WorldCom board meetings. “It seems like he was stepping way beyond his role as an analyst and actually being a participant in some of the company’s decisions.”
  • A Small Matter, but Bush’s Responsibility, Experts Say, LA Times, July 4, 2002. Robert Heim comments on President Bush’s tardy filings with the SEC in connection with the sale of his shares of Harken Energy Corp. “It’s a serious obligation,” said Robert Heim, a former SEC enforcement attorney who is now a partner in Meyers & Heim, a New York law firm. “It raises questions about how seriously Mr. Bush was taking his responsibilities.”
  • What Martha Knew, New York Magazine, May 8, 2002. Robert Heim was quoted in connection with the SEC’s insider trading investigation of Martha Stewart and the current state of the law on insider trading.
  • SEC Investigating ImClone Statements; Stock Tumbles, Jessica Sommar and Lauren Barack, New York Post, June 20, 2002. As a former SEC Assistant Regional Director, Robert Heim was quoted in connection with the SEC’s insider trading investigation of shares of ImClone. Available upon request.
  • Securities Work: Growth Industry, New York Law Journal, April 26, 2002. Robert G. Heim discusses the rise in securities arbitrations in the wake of Elliot Spitzer’s investigation of analysts’ conflicts. Available upon request.
  • CNNfn, January 24, 2002, Robert G. Heim appeared as a guest commentator on CNNfn to discuss the SEC’s investigation of Enron and Arthur Andersen.
  • E-Practice: Corporate Disclosures During Bad Times, Robert G. Heim & Howard Meyers, New York Law Journal, July 20, 2001.
  • E-Practice: Business Judgment in Turbulent Times, Robert G. Heim, New York Law Journal, March 23, 2001.
  • E-Practice: Alternative Methods of Going Public, Robert G. Heim, New York Law Journal, January 26, 2001. Available upon request.
  • Directors on Board Have Duty of Loyalty, Robert G. Heim, New York Law Journal, December 1, 2000. Available upon request.
  • E-Practice: Counseling the Board of Directors, Robert G. Heim, New York Law Journal, September 8, 2000. Available upon request.
  • E-Practice: The Downsides of IPOs, Robert G. Heim, New York Law Journal, July 28, 2000. Available upon request.
  • No Discipline? Why So Few Brokers Get Punished, Dagen McDowell, The Street.com, June 8, 2000.
  • E-Practice: Representing Online Companies, Robert G. Heim, New York Law Journal, January 14, 2000. Available upon request.
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