Mr. Hecht has spent his entire career providing legal advice to the financial services industry, with a focus on commodities markets for over twenty-five years.
After graduating from Harvard, Mr. Hecht was awarded his J.D. from the New York University School of Law. Mr. Hecht then joined the New York law firm O’Sullivan LLP (now O’Melveny & Myers LLP), where he had worked part time while earning his law degree. Mr. Hecht later moved to Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. At Stroock and O’Sullivan, Mr. Hecht represented commodity trading and other financial services firms, including Sempra Energy Trading, Goldman Sachs, Societe Generale, Bear Stearns, Chase Capital Partners, Credit Suisse, and UBS.
In 2004, Mr. Hecht joined Sempra Energy Trading and ultimately was named Managing Director and Chief Litigation and Regulatory Counsel of RBS Sempra Commodities, with responsibility for managing the global compliance program and overseeing the litigation, regulatory, and employment law functions.
After assisting with the multi-billion dollar sale of RBS Sempra to JP Morgan and Noble Americas, Mr. Hecht joined Freepoint on April 1, 2011.