Richard Roper Quoted in Texas Lawbook on SEC’s FWRO Head of Enforcement

“SEC Names Jessica Magee as FWRO Head of Enforcement”

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission continued its move to install more aggressive leadership at the top of the agency’s Fort Worth Regional Office Wednesday when it named Jessica Magee to be its new associate director of enforcement.

Former federal prosecutor Richard Roper, who worked with Magee at Thompson & Knight, said she is “an amazing lawyer.”

“Jessica is very aggressive,” Roper said. “I once told her that she has the blood of a prosecutor flowing through her veins.”

Magee worked as a litigation associate for Thompson & Knight in Dallas. She earned her law degree cum laude from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude from Texas State University. She has received a number of awards for her work, including the SEC’s Ferdinand Pecora Award in 2014 and Arthur F. Mathews Award in 2015.