Former SEC Enforcement Lawyer for the Defense
The reach of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and securities laws is broad and can cover everything from insider trading and market manipulation to accounting fraud and options backdating. Increasingly these matters are treated by the government as both civil and potentially criminal matters, which are prosecuted by the Department of Justice (DOJ). At The Law Offices of Daniel J. Hurson, LLC, our Washington DC securities enforcement defense attorney Daniel Hurson has experience specifically related to securities law. Attorney Hurson served both as an assistant United States attorney and as assistant chief litigation counsel for the SEC in Washington DC.
At our law firm, we are familiar with SEC enforcement procedures and policies. AV* rated attorney Hurson has tried SEC matters in court and negotiated matters with SEC staff on behalf of individual clients and businesses.
Representative case: Represented a division manager of an international medical device manufacturer in an SEC accounting fraud investigation.
Civil or Criminal Defense of Federal Securities Violations
The first securities laws were written after the great stock market crash of 1929. Recent reforms that have fallen under the SEC enforcement umbrella are the Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002, the Credit Rating Agency Reform Act of 2006 and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.
Do not wait until being charged with a violation or if you are under investigation. If you are asked to provide information, or attend an interview, by anyone inside or outside your company, contact our law firm for representation. Regardless of what they may say or imply, no one "is your friend" in these situations.
At our law office we represent individuals and business organizations in investigations being conducted or related to the SEC, the DOJ and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as well as Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations.
Attorney Daniel J. Hurson served as Chairman of the Steering Committee of the District of Columbia Bar's Committee on Corporation, Finance and Securities Law.
SEC/DOJ/FINRA Litigation Attorney at Company Expense
If you are a corporate employee who has been asked, or ordered, by your superiors to discuss a potential SEC, DOJ or FINRA matter, or any other internal investigation issue, with your company counsel, its outside counsel, or their investigators, keep in mind that the attorney-client privilege belongs to the company — not to you as the employee. Company counsel will typically tell the government just about everything that employees share during these interviews. Attorney Hurson recommends strongly, that before you consent to any interviews, that you ask the company for the opportunity to obtain your own lawyer at company expense so that you have independent counsel.
Contact our law firm for representation in any FINRA, DOJ, SEC or internal investigation.
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