Bloomberg Law and
Reuters published stories covering the
recent arrival of partner
John Ayanian, who joined
McGuireWoods’ securities enforcement and litigation team in Washington, D.C. He anchors the firm’s broker-dealer regulatory
Ayanian came to McGuireWoods with more than two decades of experience in
private practice and previous roles serving as a staff attorney and special
counsel in the SEC’s Division of Market Regulation, Office of Market
Supervision, where he was responsible for the regulation of trading and
markets. Reuters and Bloomberg Law noted that attorneys
with SEC experience have been in high demand since President Biden took
office in January 2021 and installed new leaders at the agency.
The Oct. 25, 2021, stories included comments from Ayanian; Dion Hayes, McGuireWoods’ deputy managing partner for litigation;
E. Andrew Southerling, co-chair of the firm’s securities enforcement and litigation group; and
William E. Goydan, head of the firm’s broker-dealer and investment adviser group.