SAC Bulletin Board

PEOPLE: Capital Forensics Inc. Expands Legal and Regulatory Consulting Capabilities with Addition of Noted Attorney Noah Sorkin

Posted on 2017-12-14

Capital Forensics Inc. is pleased to announce that Noah Sorkin – a well-recognized legal authority in the financial services industry – has joined the firm as a Senior Advisor, adding professional depth to CFI’s ability to provide financial services firms with a broad range of legal and regulatory solutions. Mr. Noah Sorkin has more than 30 years of experience in financial services, most recently having served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for AIG Advisor Group in New York, where he was responsible for all legal, regulatory and related risk-management issues within a network of four broker-dealer / investment advisory firms and 5,000 affiliated Registered Representatives. Previously, he was associated with other nationally recognized firms, including Fidelity National Financial, Oppenheimer & Co., and Prudential Securities, Inc. To learn more about Noah Sorkin and his various achievements, please visit Capital Forensics' website:

Leading FinTech Team Jons McDemortt Will & Emery

Posted on 2017-12-14

McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that FinTech lawyer and thought leader Lee Schneider has joined as partner in the firm's Financial Institutions Advisory Practice Group. Mr. Lee will be based in the firm's New York, NY office and leads a team including partner Lilya Tessler and associate Verity A. Van Tassel Richards. The new McDermott Will & Emery attorneys bring a strong background in broker-dealer regulation, advising clients on operations of broker-dealers and alternative trading systems, SEC and FINRA inquiries, cross border regulatory issues, and the structuring and development of policies and procedures for companies in their start-up phase. Prior to joining McDermott Will & Emery, Mr. Lee most recently served as head of Debevoise & Plimpton’s Broker-Dealer and FinTech practices. He is a recognized FinTech attorney and regularly assists financial services and other firms in token offerings associated with blockchain projects. He is also the author of Coinbase’s widely read guidance: “A Securities Law Framework for Blockchain Tokens. To learn more about Lee Schneider, his team and his various achievements, please visit McDermott Will's website:

Thomas A. Roberts Joins Bressler Amery & Ross

Posted on 2017-10-25

Bressler Amery & Ross is pleased to announce that Thomas A. Roberts has joined the firm's New York, NY office where he will serve as a Principal in its Securities and Securities Litigation practices. Previously a partner at the New Orleans firm of Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, Mr. Roberts focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on defending securities brokerage firms, financial services firms and professionals. Mr. Roberts also represents telecommunications clients in litigation and regulatory matters. He has appeared extensively in federal and state courts and in arbitration proceedings before all major self-regulatory organizations, and private dispute resolution organizations. To learn more about Thomas A. Roberts and his various achievements, please visit Bressler's website:

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Nabs former SEC Chief Counsel Thomas Ferrigno

Posted on 2017-10-25

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough is pleased to announce that Thomas A. Ferrigno has joined the Firm’s White Collar Defense and Government Investigations Practice Group as a partner. Mr. Ferrigno, who was most recently a partner at Brown Rudnick, will share his time between the New York and Washington, D.C. offices. Mr. Ferrigno, who held the position of chief counsel in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Enforcement before entering private practice, has more than 30 years’ experience representing clients in enforcement matters. He has represented public companies, broker-dealers, investment advisers, and individuals in investigations conducted by the SEC, the Department of Justice, FINRA, and other government authorities. To learn more about Thomas A. Ferrigno and his various achievements, please visit Nelson Mullin's website:

Scott Thomas Joins Winston Strawn's Dallas Office

Posted on 2017-10-25

Winston & Strawn is pleased to announce Scott Thomas has joined the firm as a partner in the Dallas office. A trial lawyer with substantial experience in commercial litigation, securities litigation, and shareholder disputes in federal and state courts in Texas, New York, and California, Scott joins Winston after leaving Fish & Richardson earlier this year. Scott has represented public and closely held companies, as well as individuals, in areas such as securities, fiduciary duty, fraud, minority shareholder claims, trade secrets, insurance coverage, and breach of contract. To learn more about Scott Thomas and his various achievements, please visit Winston Strawn's website:

Taylor J. Altman Joins Keesal Young & Logan

Posted on 2017-09-05

Keesal Young & Logan is pleased to announce that Taylor J. Altman has joined the firm as an Associate in its San Francisco, CA office. Ms. Altman focuses her practice on a broad range of civil litigation matters in the securities, employment and mortgage banking industries. To learn more about Taylor J. Altman and her various achievements, please visit Keesal Young & Logan's website:

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan Adds Former SEC Deputy Chief of Staff

Posted on 2017-09-05

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is pleased to announce that Michael Liftik has joined the firm as a partner based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, after nearly a decade with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Liftik focuses on government and internal investigations, regulatory enforcement defense, securities litigation, and cybersecurity. Michael has extensive experience as a securities litigator, having worked on major securities regulatory crises, including market timing and late trading, stock options backdating, and the financial crisis. Before joining the firm, Michael was the Deputy Chief of Staff of the SEC, where he served as a senior legal advisor to Chair Mary Jo White on all aspects of the SEC’s operations, including enforcement, regulatory policy, compliance exams, agency strategy and direction, as well as the day-to-day management of the agency. To learn more about Michael Liftik and his various achievements, please visit Quinn Emanuel's website:

Blaine Bortnick Joins Rasco Klock Perez & Nieto LLC

Posted on 2017-06-21

After nearly 25 years at Liddle & Robinson, Mr. Blaine Bortnick has joined the law firm Rasco Klock Perez & Nieto LLC, in order to establish the firm's New York, NY office. At Rasco Klock, Mr. Bortnick will continue to represent individuals and companies in a wide range of employment, securities and commercial litigation matters in federal and state courts throughout the United States, as well as before arbitration tribunals both in the United States and abroad. To learn more about Blaine Bortnick and his various achievements, please visit Rasco Klock's website: To contact Mr. Bortnick, please call or email him at: Phone: 212-856-7237; Email:

Jones Day Adds Capital Markets Partner Emily Leitch to its Houston Office

Posted on 2017-06-21

Jones Day LLP is pleased announce that Emily Leitch has joined the Firm's Capital Markets Practice as partner in its Houston, TX office. A lawyer with significant experience in highly complex transactions, Ms. Leitch counsels clients on capital markets activities, corporate governance matters, securities law compliance, M&A, and financial restructurings. Her experience includes initial public offerings, private investment in public equity transactions (PIPEs), and other public and private offerings of common and preferred equity securities. Ms. Leitch has also represented both buyers and sellers in a broad range of M&A transactions, including stock and asset purchases and sales, joint ventures, and private equity investments. To learn more about Emily Leitch and her various achievements, please visit Jones Day's website:

Former SEC Chief of Staff Lona Nallengara Returns to Shearman & Sterling

Posted on 2017-06-21

Shearman & Sterling has strengthened its capital markets and corporate governance practices with the return of Lona Nallengara as partner in their New York, NY office. Mr. Nallengara has extensive experience representing companies, financial institutions and their boards on corporate governance, disclosure, and securities law compliance matters and on the financial regulatory process. He also advises companies and financial institutions on all aspects of public and private offerings of equity, equity-linked, high yield debt and investment grade debt securities. Prior to returning to Shearman & Sterling, Mr. Nallengara served as Chief of Staff to then-SEC Chair Mary Jo White from 2013 to 2015, where he was the top advisor to the Chair on all issues, including policy development, rulemaking, strategy and management. During this time, he led the rulemaking and implementation efforts related to all mandates under the Dodd-Frank and JOBS Acts and directed the SEC's asset management, market structure, public company disclosure effectiveness and private offering reform programs. He also served as the SEC Deputy to the Financial Stability Oversight Council and was the primary SEC liaison with other financial regulators. To learn more about Lona Nallengara and his various achievements, please visit Shearman & Sterling's website:

Nancy Hendrickson of the Hendrickson Law Firm Joins Kaufman Dolowich Voluck LLP

Posted on 2017-06-02

Kaufman Dolowich Voluck LLP is pleased to announce that Nancy Hendrickson, formerly of the Hendrickson Law Firm, has joined the firm as partner in its Chicago, IL office as of May 1, 2017. Nancy L. Hendrickson focuses her practice in the area of securities litigation, having prosecuted and defended complex securities fraud, antitrust and fraudulent conveyance cases; matters involving margin, liquidation and market manipulation issues; and customer complaints alleging churning, unauthorized trading or suitability claims. Ms. Hendrickson has also represented clients in connection with investigations, disciplinary actions and enforcement proceedings initiated by self-regulatory organizations, state securities commissioners and the Securities and Exchange Commission. To learn more about Nancy Hendrickson and her various achievements, please visit Kaufman Dolowich's website:

McDermott's Milan Office Sees Major Boost with Arrival of New Corporate & Transactional Team

Posted on 2017-06-02

International law firm McDermott Will & Emery is delighted to announce the arrival of one of the best known corporate teams in Italy. The new arrivals, comprised of three partners, Giancarlo Castorino, Ettore Scandale and Emidio Cacciapuoti, will significantly strengthen the Firm’s Italian capabilities in the area of transactions. Mr. Giancarlo Castorino specializes in banking and finance law, with a particular focus on real estate, property finance, acquisition finance and restructuring. He has assisted numerous major Italian and foreign banks and large companies in relation to a wide range of structured finance transactions. He has also been involved in complex acquisitions and disposals of distressed claims portfolios. Mr. Ettore Scandale specializes in corporate law with a special focus on private equity. He advises national and international corporations, investment funds, financial institutions, family offices across a wide range of sectors, including private equity, financial services, healthcare and life sciences. He also advises on portfolio management, financing and exit strategies. Mr. Emidio Cacciapuoti specializes in regulatory aspects of funds and private equity fund structures and carried-interest plans, including taxation. He also deals with tax issues related to financing and securitisation transactions. His clients include domestic and international companies, private equity houses, financial services companies and family offices across a variety of sectors. Prior to joining McDermott Will & Emery, Mr. Castorino, Mr. Scandale and Mr. Cacciapuoti were partners in the Milan office of King & Wood Mallesons. To learn more about these attorneys and their various achievements, please visit McDermott Will & Emery's website:

CFTC Acting Chairman Giancarlo Appoints James McDonald as Enforcement Director

Posted on 2017-04-26

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Acting Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo is pleased to announce the appointment of James McDonald as the Director of the agency’s Enforcement Division. Mr. McDonald joins the CFTC from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, where he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and most recently in the Public Corruption Unit. While at the U.S. Attorney's Office, Mr. McDonald prosecuted a wide variety of cases, including serving as a member of the trial team that successfully prosecuted former Speaker of the New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver for public corruption offenses. To learn more about James McDonald and his various achievements, please visit CFTC's website:

Supervisory Trial Counsel David Axelrod Joins Ballard Spahr

Posted on 2017-04-26

Ballard Spahr LLP is pleased to announce that David L. Axelrod will join the firm as partner in its Litigation Department. Prior to joining Ballard Spahr, Mr. Axelrod served as Supervisory Trial Counsel for the Philadelphia Regional Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and a former federal prosecutor. While at the SEC, Mr. Axelrod supervised all aspects of litigation, advised on investigations of potential securities law violations, worked with U.S. Attorney’s Offices across the country on coordinated investigations, and led nationwide insider trading training for SEC staff. He directed strategy and tactics for an active roster of cases involving insider trading, investment fraud, accounting fraud, and market manipulation. He also served as lead counsel in cases that went to trial, where he secured million-dollar judgments. To learn more about David L. Axelrod and his various achievements, please visit Ballard Spahr's website:

Foley Adds Securities Enforcement Team in New York

Posted on 2017-04-26

Foley & Lardner LLP is pleased to announce that Jeremy Freeman and Allison Charney have joined the firm’s Securities Enforcement & Litigation Practice as partners in the New York office, along with their team of attorneys, an analyst and administrative staff. The team brings considerable government investigations experience and a particular focus on allegations of financial fraud matters in the investment banking space. Mr. Freeman and Ms. Charney represent financial institutions in regulatory and criminal investigations by various government entities and self-regulatory organizations, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Department of Justice (DOJ), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Commodity Future Trading Commission (CFTC) and New York State Attorney General, among others. They also advise clients in the emergent fields of financial technology, cybersecurity and other areas where technology intersects with the financial services industry. To learn more about Jeremy Freeman and Allison Charney and their various achievements, please visit Foley & Lardner's website:

Former SEC Chair Mary Jo White Returns to Debevoise & Plimpton

Posted on 2017-03-28

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is pleased to announce that Mary Jo White will return to the firm as Senior Chair. Prior to serving as Chair of the SEC, Ms. White served as Chair of Debevoise & Plimpton's Litigation Department from 2002 to 2013. Ms. White will focus her practice on counseling boards of directors and representing clients on significant and sensitive matters, including companies facing crises involving multi-faceted government investigations and cases. Ms. White also brings along with her, Andrew J. Ceresney, who served under Ms. White as the Director of the Division of Enforcement at the SEC. To learn more about Mary Jo White and her various achievements, please visit Debevoise & Plimpton's website:

K&L Gates Nabs Former FINRA Senior Counsel

Posted on 2017-03-28

K&L Gates LLP is pleased to announce that former FINRA senior counsel, Michael T. Dyson has joined the firm as partner in its Washington, DC office. Mr. Dyson will focus his practice on securities litigation, enforcement, regulation and compliance. To learn more about Michael T. Dyson and his various achievements, please visit K&L Gates' website:

Kelly E. Mourning Joins Shustak Reynolds & Partners as a New Associate

Posted on 2017-02-21

Shustak Reynolds & Partners is pleased to announce that Kelly E. Mourning has joined the firm as associate in its San Diego, CA office. Kelly's practice focuses on civil litigation and arbitration, primarily in the areas of securities fraud and business litigation. For further information and to learn more about Kelly and her various achievements, please visit Shustak Reynolds & Partners' website:

Bates Group Wants You to Meet their Newest Experts and Consultants

Posted on 2016-11-18

Bates Group is pleased to announce the addition of the following new experts and consultants: Susan Berger, Susan Faulkner, Miriam Lefkowitz and Keith Underwood. Ms. Susan Berger is a consulting expert and attorney based in New York City specializing in anti-money laundering/countering terrorist financing (AML/CFT) regulation and compliance for U.S. and global broker-dealers and registered investment advisors. Ms. Susan Faulkner is a Bates banking expert and CEO of Marquis Software Solutions Inc. Ms. Faulkner has also served as a strategic advisor assisting companies evaluate, assess and launch innovative financial services business solutions, products and capabilities. Ms Faulkner is a proven senior bank executive with 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and broad-based knowledge and expertise across finance, strategy, risk management, consumer and small business products, operations, sales and customer service. Ms. Miriam Lefkowitz is a Bates expert with more than 20 years of professional experience in broker-dealer and investment adviser securities compliance. She has hands-on experience protecting and defending firms as an in-house legal and compliance professional, as a private securities defense counsel and as an independent compliance consultant and expert witness. As General Counsel and senior compliance and regulatory advisor to small and regional SEC-registered, dually-registered retail investment advisers and broker dealers, Ms. Lefkowitz is actively involved in and has direct experience with, regulatory disclosures, the development of all compliance procedures and supervisory controls, internal investigations, complaint resolution, branch examinations, to name a few. Mr. Keith Underwood is a respected 25-year veteran of the global foreign exchange market where he earned a reputation as a formidable FX derivatives portfolio manager and business architect. He is a derivatives expert with vast trading, risk management, and speculative trading experience across asset classes. He is an expert in market practice and in the institutional structure and widespread trading strategies commonly employed by traders. To learn more about these experts and consultants and their various achievements, please visit Bates Group's website:

Keesal Promotes Shareholders and Adds Associates

Posted on 2017-01-09

Keesal Young & Logan is pleased to announce that Kendra Canape, Jennifer Porter and Molly Henry have been promoted to Shareholders and Jared Speier, Cheryl Chang and Kate Hardy have recently joined the firm as Associates. To learn more about these attorneys and their various achievements, please visit Keesal Young & Logan's website:

High-Stakes Litigator Gregory Markel Joins Seyfarth Shaw's New York Office

Posted on 2016-11-18

Seyfarth Shaw LLP is pleased to announce that Gregory Markel has joined the firm's Litigation department as a partner in Seyfarth's New York, NY office. Previously with Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, Mr. Market's practice focuses on high-stakes litigation regarding securities and antitrust issues, corporate governance, merger and acquisitions, and directors and officers defense. In addition, he also handles high level internal investigations involving complex financial issues and is often retained by corporate boards of directors to handle serious internal matters. To learn more about Mr. Markel and his various achievements, please visit Seyfarth Shaws's website:

Former SEC Associate Regional Director Joins WilmerHale

Posted on 2016-11-18

WilmerHale is pleased to announce that former head of enforcement at the Securities Exchange Commission, Lorraine Echavarria has joined the firm's Los Angeles, CA office. As partner in the firm's Securities Litigation and Enforcement Practice, Ms. Echavarria will focus her practice on representing public companies, corporate officers, financial institutions, hedge funds, and other financial market participants facing government investigations and enforcement actions. She will also conduct internal investigations for boards and audit committees, as well as provide advice and guidance to businesses on corporate governance and compliance issues. To learn more about Ms. Echavarria and her various achievements, please visit WilmerHale's website:

Howard & Howard Expands Chicago Office: Welcomes Four New Attorneys

Posted on 2016-10-17

Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Michael F. Braun, James L. Komie, Michael D. Lee, and Laurie A. Perez have joined the firm. They will practice out of the firm’s Chicago Office. Michael F. Braun concentrates his practice in labor & employment, civil litigation, and financial services. He is a seasoned litigator both in court and in arbitrations providing litigation and counseling in the areas of employment, restrictive covenants and trade secrets, and business disputes. James L. Komie concentrates his practice in civil litigation and counseling matters, with an emphasis on employment and trade secret/non-compete issues. He has significant experience representing financial services firms and their employees; advising companies in employee defection and general employment matters; representing clients before FINRA arbitration panels; general federal and state court litigation; employment and separation agreements; and probate and trust litigation. Michael D. Lee concentrates his practice in civil litigation, financial services and labor & employment. He has handled litigation issues as diverse as secured transactions, commercial matters, personal injury suits, bankruptcy claims, probate, and mortgage foreclosures. Laurie A. Perez focuses her practice on labor & employment, financial services, and general commercial litigation matters. She has extensive experience representing financial institutions in connection with litigation matters, including contract disputes, employment-related issues, trade secret protection, and enforcement of restrictive covenants. To learn more about these attorneys and their various achievements, please visit Howard & Howard's website:

Secure Financial Services Hires Luke Baynes as Marketing Associate and Investment Analyst

Posted on 2016-09-30

Secure Financial Services Inc. (SFS) is pleased to announce that Luke Baynes has been hired to serve in a dual capacity as Marketing Associate and Investment Analyst. Mr. Baynes previously worked as a trader and Series 24 licensed principal at Equity Services. In addition to joining a team of skilled investment analysts, he will spearhead marketing and client outreach efforts, integrating his journalism skills and experience as a financial newsletter editor. Secure Financial Services Inc. based in Colchester, Vermont, is an Investment Analysis and Expert Witness firm that specializes in providing legal teams with trial-ready analytic reports and general case support services for FINRA arbitration and securities litigation hearings. Since its founding 1993, SFS has been a national leader in expert witness services and the preparation and presentation of P&L reports and supplemental analyses of investment portfolio securities. To learn more about Secure Financial and its team of investment analytics experts, please visit Secure Financial's website:

Prominent Securities Regulatory Attorney Joins Murphy & McGonigle

Posted on 2016-10-17

Murphy & McGonigle PC is pleased to announce that Howard Kramer has joined the firm as a shareholder in
its Washington, DC office. Mr. Kramer’s arrival continues the strong trend of top regulatory and litigation talent joining the financial services boutique law firm founded in 2010. Mr. Kramer represents clients in trading and markets and broker-dealer regulation, compliance, and investigations and regularly advises and defends leading financial institutions. He focuses on trading rules, derivatives, alternative trading systems, and broker-dealer regulatory and compliance issues. Prior to returning to private practice, Mr. Kramer served 16 years at the SEC, including as Senior Associate Director and Associate Director of the Division of Market Regulation (now known as the Division of Trading and Markets). Mr. Kramer graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School. To learn more about Mr. Kramer and his various achievements, please visit Murphy & McGonigle's website:


Posted on 2017-02-21

Gelb & Gelb is pleased to announce the relocation of its main office to: 900 Cummings Center, Suite 207-V, Beverly, MA 01915. Phone: 617-345-0010. Fax: 617-345-0009. For further information about this firm please visit Gelb & Gelb's website:

Phillips Lytle LLP Moves to the Heart of New York City

Posted on 2017-02-21

Phillips Lytle LLP is pleased to announce that, their new New York, NY office is now located at 340 Madison Ave, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10173. Phillips Lytle's new Madison Ave office is at the heart of countless cultural, architectural, dining and shopping options - as well as NYC icons such as Grand Central Station, Bryant Park and Rockefeller Center. Although they are changing their location, Phillips Lytle LLP remains committed to providing the highest level of client service. To learn more about this firm, please call, Phone: 212-759-4888 or visit Phillips Lytle's website:

Rottenberg Lipman Rich P.C.

Posted on 2017-01-18

Rottenberg Lipman Rich P.C. is pleased to announce that, after almost 24 years at 369 Lexington Avenue, we have moved our New York office to The Helmsley Building, directly north of Grand Central Terminal. Our new address is: Rottenberg Lipman Rich P.C., The Helmsley Building, 230 Park Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY. 10169. For further information about this firm please call, Phone: 212-661-3080 or visit Rottenberg Lipman Rich's website:

Kutak Rock LLP

Posted on 2016-06-01

Kutak Rock LLP is pleased to announce that effective May 23, 2016, Kutak Rock's new address for its Washington, DC office address will be: Kutak Rock LLP, 1625 Eye St. NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC. For further information about this firm please call, Phone: 202-828-2400. Fax: 202-828-2488. or visit Kutak Rock's website:

Kenny Nachwalter PA

Posted on 2016-02-25

Kenny Nachwalter PA is pleased to announce that as of March 14, 2016, Kenny Nachwalter's new Miami, FL office address will be: Kenny Nachwalter PA, Four Seasons Tower, 1441 Brickell Avenue, Suite 1100, Miami, FL. 33131. For further information about this firm please call, Phone: 305-373-1000. or visit Kenny Nachwalter's website:

Shustak Reynolds & Partners

Posted on 2015-09-02

Shustak & Partners is pleased to announce that as of September 1, 2015 Shustak & Partners, a leading law firm with a national practice focused in the areas of securities, financial services and business law, is now Shustak Reynolds & Partners PC. Their location at 401 West "A" St., Suite 2250, San Diego, CA 92101 will remain the same. For further information about this firm please call, Phone: 619-696-9500. Fax: 619-615-5290. or visit Shustak Reynolds' website:

Norton Rose Fulbright

Posted on 2015-01-29

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP is pleased to announce that as of January 21,2015 they have changed their legal name from Fulbright & Jaworski LLP to Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP. The firm has made this change to strengthen the global brand of Norton Rose Fulbright and to eliminate any confusion in the marketplace. For further information about this firm please call, Phone: 212-318-3000 or visit Norton Rose Fulbright's website:

Crowe & Dunlevy

Posted on 2014-08-27

Crowe & Dunlevy is pleased to announce the relocation of their office to 324 North Robinson Avenue, Braniff Building, Suite 100, Oklahoma City, OK. 73102. Phone: 405-235-7700. Website:

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Best Lawyers Recognizes 71 Moore & Van Allen Attorneys

Posted on 2017-12-14

Moore & Van Allen is pleased to announce that 71 attorneys representing each of the Firm’s offices were listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2018. Additionally, Financial Services Member C. Wayne McKinzie was named a Best Lawyers 2018 Banking & Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Charlotte; Corporate Member Hal A. Levinson was named a Best Lawyers 2018 Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Charlotte; and Corporate Member Ashley Steele Nutley was named a Best Lawyers 2018 Banking & Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Charleston. To see the complete list of 71 attorneys and their various achievements, please visit Moore & Van Allen's website:

Ailen Cruze Selected to 2017-2018 Leadership Institute Class of The Hillsborough County Bar Association

Posted on 2017-12-14

Wiand Guerra King is pleased to announce that Ailen Cruz was accepted into the 2017-2018 Leadership Institute Class of the Hillsborough County Bar Association. The HCBA Leadership Institute identifies attorneys within the Tampa Bay area who have the potential to develop into Bar and community leaders. The Leadership program includes a development program; leadership development activities; networking with other attorneys and the public; and volunteer opportunities within the community. Ms. Cruz's practice includes complex commercial disputes and regulatory matters, with a focus on securities and financial services litigation. She represents securities broker/dealers, investment advisors, and their associated persons in federal and state court and in arbitration. To learn more about Ailen Cruz and her various achievements, please visit Wiand's website:

MarketCounsel Wins 2017 Industry Award for its RIA Incubator

Posted on 2017-10-25

Brian Hamburger and his firm MarketCounsel have been named the 2017 Industry Award Winner in the Outstanding Achievement in Compliance Consulting' category by The Industry Awards honor outstanding achievements by companies and organizations that support financial advisor success. MarketCounsel earned the award for its RIA Incubator™, a program that, since the firm's inception, has breathed life into the dreams of financial advisors who long for independence. MarketCounsel's RIA Incubator is designed to give visionary prospective owners the consulting and resources they need to confidently launch a firm that is custom-built from scratch to their precise specifications. In response to the achievement, Mr. Hamburger, founder and CEO of MarketCounsel stated: We are honored to be recognized by for our work in continuously evolving and improving the RIA Incubator to meet the exacting needs of the most successful financial industry executives turning to entrepreneurship. To learn more about MarketCounsel and its RIA Incubator program, please visit MarketCounsel's website:

Five Duane Morris LLP Lawyers Named Best of the Bar: Philadelphia's Top Lawyers List

Posted on 2017-10-25

Duane Morris LLP is pleased to announce that five of its attorneys have been recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal’s inaugural “Best of the Bar: Philadelphia’s Top Lawyers” list. Rudolph “Skip” Di Massa, Chair of Duane Morris’ Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring Practice Group; Nicole McLaughlin, Chair of the firm’s Trademark, Copyright, Entertainment and Advertising Practice Group; Jonathan Segal, Partner in the Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration Practice Group and managing principal of the Duane Morris Institute; Kathleen Shay, Partner in the Corporate Practice Group; and Matthew Taylor, Vice Chairman of the firm and Incoming Chairman and CEO, are honored for their significant and recent achievements. To learn more about these attorneys and their various achievements, please visit Duane Morris's website: or visit Philadelphia Business Journal's website: www.bizjournals/

Jeffrey E. Schaff is Awarded the Emerald Publishing's Literati Award for Excellence

Posted on 2017-06-02

Jeffrey E. Schaff, a fiduciary duty expert, principal of Ardor Fiduciary Services and President of The Securities Experts Roundtable, has, together with co-author Michele L. Schaff, been awarded Emerald Publishing's Literati Award for Excellence - 2017, for their Outstanding Paper, published in the Journal of Investment Compliance (Vol. 17, No. 1) and entitled, "Best Interest of Whom?" The article, the first of two critical of the DOL Fiduciary Rule, will be the subject of an "Article Summary" in the next edition of SAC and is currently available in full text at:

Lawyers of Wiand Guerra King Go Three-for-Three with Pro-Bono Clemency Petitions

Posted on 2017-02-06

The lawyers of Wiand Guerra King PL over the past eighteen months have undertaken, on a pro-bono basis, the task of filing clemency petitions with the Justice Department's clemency project for prisoners serving draconian sentences under prior administrations. Lawyers of Wiand Guerra filed clemency petitions on behalf of three non-violent prisoners who were serving lengthy sentences, including two prisoners serving life sentences without the possibility of parole who would have never been released from prison during their lifetimes. Due to the work of the firm's lawyers, one of these individuals has been released, a second is set to be released next month, and a third had his sentence commuted from life without parole to 262 months after already having served more than half of that sentence. This accomplishment is notable considering that President Obama has only granted approximately 5% of clemency petitions submitted during his administration. Jordan Maglich, Matthew Mueller and Dominique Heller were instrumental in preparing these petitions with the encouragement and support of Burton Wiand. Mr. Wiand, Wiand Guerra's Chairman, stated: "correcting injustice is one of the most satisfying tasks that a lawyer can undertake. WGK is proud of the efforts of its lawyers in assisting these three individuals." For more information regarding Wiand Guerra King PL, please visit their website:

John R. Snyder Launches New Website

Posted on 2017-02-06

Mr. John R. Snyder is pleased to announce the launch of his new website and startup practice Snyder Resolutions LLC. Snyder Resolutions provides information regarding Mr. Snyder's qualifications and experience and on the services that he offers. Drawing on skills and knowledge developed over the years and through his experiences, Mr. Snyder will continue to defend and prosecute commercial and financial litigation and arbitrations. In addition, Mr. Snyder will build on his skills and knowledge by offering his services as a trained mediator. Snyder Resolutions' website will from time to time provide useful news and analysis about developments and issues in arbitration, mediation, litigation, securities law, administrative law and other areas. To learn more about Mr. Snyder and Snyder Resolutions LLC, please visit the website:

Stradley Ronon Named Top Litigation Department for Midsize Firms by The Legal Intelligencer

Posted on 2016-12-05

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young is proud to announce that they have been honored as the top litigation department among Pennsylvania's midsize law firms by The Legal Intelligencer. The publication chose the winners "based on the big victories and important cases that demonstrated why clients chose them when litigation was on the table." Stradley Ronon was praised for its "emphasis on efficiency" and ability to determine the issues most important to a client. To learn more about Stradley Ronon, their attorneys, and their various achievements, please visit Stradley Ronon's website:

Shustak Reynolds & Partners Recognized in Best Lawyers and San Diego Magazine

Posted on 2016-10-17

Shustak Reynolds & Partners PC is pleased to announce that several of our partners have received the following recognitions: Erwin Shustak was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2017 edition of "The Best Lawyers in America" for his work in Financial Services Regulation Law. Jonah Toleno has been named a finalist for San Diego Magazine's 2016 Woman of the Year Awards. San Diego Magazine's Woman of the Year Award is given to one woman each year who has worked tirelessly to affect positive change and enhance the community. Jonah is an unabashed leader, champion of helping others, and widely respected by her peers for her measurable success in business and outstanding character. We congratulate Erwin and Jonah on the recognition of their hard work, dedication and commitment to our profession! To learn more about Mr. Shustak and Ms. Toleno and their various achievements, please visit Shustak Reynolds website:

Former Sutherland Asbill & Brennan Attorney Starts New Firm

Posted on 2016-08-11

Scott Holcomb and Bryan Ward are proud to announce the start of their new partnership: Holcomb + Ward LLP. Scott, Bryan and their associates offer effective, efficient representation for financial services litigation, FINRA arbitrations, internal investigations, and regulatory enforcement matters. To learn more about Mr. Ward and Mr. Holcomb and their various achievements, please visit Holcomb + Ward's website:

Erwin J. Shustak Named Top Rated Commercial/Corporate Lawyer

Posted on 2016-06-01

The results are in and Shustak Reynolds & Partners is pleased to announce that our partner Erwin J. Shustak, has been selected as the best Commercial/Corporate lawyer in San Diego, CA according to a reader poll by Fine Magazine. From our front office staff, to our attorneys and paralegals, we consistently strive to do our best for our clients every day, year in, year out. We are very proud and pleased that our partner and our firm, have been recognized for our efforts. Mr. Shustak is also an active securities arbitration attorney. To learn more about Mr. Shustak and this achievement, please visit Shustak Reynolds & Partners' website:

Erwin Shustak and George Miller named 2016 SuperLawyers

Posted on 2016-02-25

Shustak Reynolds & Partners is pleased to announce that partners Erwin Shustak and George Miller have been selected as SuperLawyers for 2016. Erwin was selected as a SuperLawyer for the 6th time and George as a Rising Star SuperLawyer for the second time. SuperLawyers selects attorneys using a multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The final published list represents less than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state. The selection process for the Rising Stars is the same with one exception: Candidates must be under forty years of age. No more than 2.5% of attorneys in a state are selected to Rising Star status. The lists are published annually. Our firm was featured on the cover of this year's SuperLawyers edition. Congratulations Erwin and George! To learn more about these attorneys and their various achievements, please visit Shustak Reynolds & Partner's website:

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