Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has scored a high-profile securities lawyer to anchor its move into Los Angeles: Randall Lee, the former SEC regional director there.

“It’s been our intention to expand in California when we found the right people,” said managing partner William Perlstein, the co-chairman of the firm’s management committee. “Randall is one of the leading, if not the leading enforcement lawyer on the West Coast.”