Our group handles securities regulatory defense litigation and provides regulatory advice and counsel to broker-dealers, investment banks, investment companies, and investment advisers. We have represented major investment banks, wire houses, investment companies, and investment advisers and senior officers of these firms, in SEC and FINRA enforcement investigations as well as those conducted by state bureaus of securities and state attorneys general. This includes civil, criminal, and administrative enforcement actions involving violations of federal securities laws and state blue-sky laws. These matters encompass virtually every aspect of these laws, including equity and fixed income trading, net capital, margin, insider trading, and registration issues. Several partners are considered national authorities on the regulation of electronic technology and equity and fixed income trading. Partners working in this area include a former Deputy Attorney General of the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice; a former head of the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Section of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey, a former Assistant United States Attorney and Deputy Chief of the Organized Crime Strike Force Division for the District of New Jersey, a former Deputy General Counsel to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety, and a former prosecutor with the Bergen County (NJ) Prosecutor's Office.