Law360 is among the national legal publications that reported on the recent additions of McGuireWoods New York partner Todd Beaton and counsel Andrew Mannarino to the firm’s nationally recognized securities enforcement and regulatory counseling group.
Beaton represents companies and individuals in the financial services sector, including broker-dealers, investment banks and registered investment advisers. He comes to McGuireWoods from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, where he served as a chief counsel in the Enforcement Department.
Beaton told Law360 that he worked with McGuireWoods partners Noreen Kelly and Elizabeth Hogan during his stint at FINRA and gained an appreciation for how the firm approaches enforcement matters. Kelly chairs the Government Investigations & White Collar Litigation Department and Hogan co-leads the securities enforcement and regulatory counseling group.
“What stood out for me was how thoughtful and intelligent they were in terms of how they approach this enforcement process and their understanding of the process,” Beaton said in Law360’s Sept. 6, 2023, story. “But they genuinely seem to be enjoying themselves, which is really important to me.”
Mannarino counsels broker-dealers, investment advisers, futures commission merchants, swap dealers and proprietary trading firms in compliance and enforcement matters. He held several legal, compliance and supervisory roles in the securities industry, including at one of the world’s largest market-making firms before joining McGuireWoods.
Mannarino told Law360 that he had been a McGuireWoods client and the firm stood out for its “ability to understand technology, and to really dig into the weeds and pull apart the details of problems, and advise from a level that accounted for technological implementation.”