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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Appellate Practice Energy Regulatory Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial 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: 2006
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Corporate Governance Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - First Amendment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Criminal Defense: White-Collar Qui Tam Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Banking and Finance
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:
    Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation
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:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) 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 - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Appellate Practice Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Securities Regulation
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:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Energy Law Litigation - Environmental Administrative / Regulatory Law Energy Regulatory Law Utilities Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Intellectual Property Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Billings, Montana
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Litigation - Insurance Litigation - Labor and Employment Appellate Practice Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction Employment Law - Management
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 Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Antitrust Government Relations Practice Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Construction Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1991
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Securities / Capital Markets Law Commercial Litigation Securities Regulation Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Government Relations Practice Government Contracts Appellate Practice Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Energy Regulatory Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Energy Law Natural Resources 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:
    Corporate Compliance Law Corporate Governance Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Securities Regulation Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Environmental Law
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:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation and Controversy - Tax Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Law Reinsurance Law Corporate Compliance Law Government Relations Practice Litigation - Securities Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Roseland, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Health Care Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Insurance Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Construction Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Securities Regulation Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
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:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Overland Park, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Appellate Practice Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Securities Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Mining Law Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1989
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Mediation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Arbitration Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation
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:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Litigation - Patent Bet-the-Company Litigation Media Law First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Municipal Environmental Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Energy Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    West Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2001
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Banking and Finance Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Bankruptcy Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Litigation - Insurance Insurance Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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:
    Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Litigation - Labor and Employment Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Criminal Defense: White-Collar 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:
    Corporate Governance Law Corporate Compliance Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Financial Services Regulation Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar First Amendment Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - First Amendment Appellate Practice Native American Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1993
  • Location:
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Labor and Employment Energy Law Health Care Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Administrative / Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Municipal Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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:
    Corporate Law Communications Law Technology Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Banking and Finance Law Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Bankruptcy
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Securities

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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.

Brian Neil Hoffman, Of Counsel
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.