Practice Areas

  • Securities & Other Regulatory Enforcement

    Our lawyers have extensive experience representing financial industry professionals accused of securities, commodities or banking violations in civil actions and in proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Federal Reserve Board, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Office of Thrift Supervision, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, offices of state Attorneys General, and other regulatory bodies. 

     

    We have represented hundreds of corporations, corporate executives, investment bankers, traders, brokers, investment advisers, portfolio managers, mutual fund managers, hedge funds and hedge fund managers, general counsels, auditors, compliance officers and back-office personnel in matters involving allegations of fraud, insider trading, market and benchmark manipulation, bid-rigging schemes, options backdating, improper practices in connection with the sale of various forms of securities (including municipal securities, auction-rate securities, mortgage-backed securities and derivative products), accounting irregularities, and breach of fiduciary and other duties. 

     

    Our deep experience in matters relating to the financial markets has given us exposure to a wide variety of primary and derivative financial instruments traded on domestic and foreign exchanges, as well as privately between and among market participants.