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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Environmental Energy Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Labor and Employment Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    West Orange, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
James J. "Jim" Belanger  was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

James J. "Jim" Belanger

J. Belanger Law PLLC
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Tempe, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Qui Tam Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Regulation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Bankruptcy Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Utilities Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Environmental Energy Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Billings, Montana
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction Employment Law - Management Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Government Relations Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Construction Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Securities / Capital Markets Law Securities Regulation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Government Relations Practice Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Environmental Government Contracts
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Energy Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Energy Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Securities / Capital Markets Law Securities Regulation Corporate Governance Law Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Newport Beach, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Government Relations Practice Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation and Controversy - Tax Reinsurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Roseland, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Litigation Securities Regulation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Construction Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Insurance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Overland Park, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mining Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    West Orange, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Arbitration Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Construction Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
Carter G. Phillips was awarded 2021 "Lawyer of the Year" in Foundation.Models.Operations.Elasticsearch.BestLawyers.PracticeArea

Carter G. Phillips

Sidley Austin LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Media Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Natural Resources Law Energy Law Commercial Litigation Mining Law Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Municipal
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    West Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
Paul J. Roshka, Jr. was awarded 2021 "Lawyer of the Year" in Foundation.Models.Operations.Elasticsearch.BestLawyers.PracticeArea

Paul J. Roshka, Jr.

Jennings, Haug & Cunningham, L.L.P.
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Labor and Employment Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Qui Tam Law
Lawyer
John F. Savarese was awarded 2021 "Lawyer of the Year" in Foundation.Models.Operations.Elasticsearch.BestLawyers.PracticeArea

John F. Savarese

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Corporate Governance Law Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Native American Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Energy Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Municipal Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
Mark W. Williams was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Mark W. Williams

Sherman & Howard L.L.C.
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Communications Law Technology Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Arbitration Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Bankruptcy
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Banking and Finance

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Practice Area Definition

Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Definition

Defending organizations and individuals in regulatory enforcement actions entails interacting with a complex web of federal and state administrative agencies, statutes, regulations, and rules. Federal regulatory agencies in the securities/commodities, telecommunications, and energy fields include the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Federal Communications Commission, and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Most states also have their own companion regulatory agencies and utility commissions, each with their own enforcement regimes.

Additionally, certain organizations and individuals may be subject to disciplinary investigations and action by self-regulatory organizations overseen by an administrative agency, such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority or the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Many regulatory enforcement actions are civil proceedings; however, federal and state criminal agencies, including the Department of Justice and state Attorneys General, may share enforcement authority. Particularly egregious transgressions thus may be subject to criminal investigation and enforcement as well.

Regulatory enforcement matters are initiated in a variety of ways, including by a whistleblower tip, an agency’s own monitoring of the industry, or self-reporting by a firm or individual. Enforcement matters typically begin as a fact-finding investigation, which are often nonpublic. Agencies may have the authority to seek documents from companies, as well as to subpoena individuals to provide sworn testimony on the record. Information may be sought from third parties, as well as from firms and their current or former employees. Additionally, internal investigations conducted by independent outside counsel may precede or run in parallel with a regulatory investigation. Once an investigation is completed, enforcement personnel typically make a recommendation about the appropriate enforcement action to take, or whether to drop the matter. If approved, an enforcement action frequently, but not always, is filed as a public proceeding.

Regulatory enforcement defense attorneys counsel organizations and individuals through investigations and, if needed, litigation. Defense counsel acts as the primary contact with agency personnel, often gleaning valuable insights into an investigation’s direction and scope in the process, and presenting opportunities to advocate against further action involving a client. As a result, counsel frequently is retained early in an investigation. Likewise, regulatory enforcement attorneys regularly conduct, or represent individuals in, internal investigations. Regulatory enforcement counsel also defends clients against claims alleged in filed enforcement actions, which may proceed as an administrative hearing or as a lawsuit in the federal or state courts.

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Morrison & Foerster

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Defending organizations and individuals in regulatory enforcement actions entails interacting with a complex web of federal and state administrative agencies, statutes, regulations, and rules. Federal regulatory agencies in the securities/commodities, telecommunications, and energy fields include the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Federal Communications Commission, and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Most states also have their own companion regulatory agencies and utility commissions, each with their own enforcement regimes.

Additionally, certain organizations and individuals may be subject to disciplinary investigations and action by self-regulatory organizations overseen by an administrative agency, such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority or the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Many regulatory enforcement actions are civil proceedings; however, federal and state criminal agencies, including the Department of Justice and state Attorneys General, may share enforcement authority. Particularly egregious transgressions thus may be subject to criminal investigation and enforcement as well.

Regulatory enforcement matters are initiated in a variety of ways, including by a whistleblower tip, an agency’s own monitoring of the industry, or self-reporting by a firm or individual. Enforcement matters typically begin as a fact-finding investigation, which are often nonpublic. Agencies may have the authority to seek documents from companies, as well as to subpoena individuals to provide sworn testimony on the record. Information may be sought from third parties, as well as from firms and their current or former employees. Additionally, internal investigations conducted by independent outside counsel may precede or run in parallel with a regulatory investigation. Once an investigation is completed, enforcement personnel typically make a recommendation about the appropriate enforcement action to take, or whether to drop the matter. If approved, an enforcement action frequently, but not always, is filed as a public proceeding.

Regulatory enforcement defense attorneys counsel organizations and individuals through investigations and, if needed, litigation. Defense counsel acts as the primary contact with agency personnel, often gleaning valuable insights into an investigation’s direction and scope in the process, and presenting opportunities to advocate against further action involving a client. As a result, counsel frequently is retained early in an investigation. Likewise, regulatory enforcement attorneys regularly conduct, or represent individuals in, internal investigations. Regulatory enforcement counsel also defends clients against claims alleged in filed enforcement actions, which may proceed as an administrative hearing or as a lawsuit in the federal or state courts.