Log In

Theodore Harold Focht

Theodore Harold Focht, American Lawyer, educator ( law: pract. & administration, Educated)Corporate, generalBankruptcySecuritieslawyer, educator. Member Virginia State Bar, Phi Beta Kappa.


Focht, Theodore Harold was born on August 20, 1934 in Reading, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Harold Edwin and Ruth Naomi (Boyer) Focht.


Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Franklin and Marshall College, 1956. Juris Doctor, College of William and Mary, 1959.


Teaching associate Columbia University School Law, New York City, 1959—1960. Attorney Office of General Counsel Securities and Exchange Commission, 1960—1961, legal assistant to Commissioner Washington, 1961—1963. Member faculty University Connecticut School Law, Hartford, 1963—1971, leave of absence, 1969—1971.

Special counsel securities legislation, Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee United States House of Representatives, Washington, 1969—1971. General counsel Securities Investor Protection Corporation, 1971—1994, president, 1984—1994. Adjunct professor law American University School Law, Washington, 1979—1984.

Member Florida State Comptroller's Task Force on Regulatory DeCoupling, 1995. Senior manager World Bank Russian Federation, Moscow, 1995—1997, Tunisia, 1995.


Member of Virginia State Bar, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Joyce Gundy, August 11, 1956. Children: David Scott, Eric Steven.