McGuireWoods is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Hogan, former senior vice president of market regulation enforcement at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), has joined the firm’s nationally recognized Government Investigations & White Collar Litigation Department in Washington, D.C.
Hogan joins as the co-chair of the securities enforcement and litigation team, which features several former senior SEC and FINRA enforcement attorneys and high-level federal prosecutors with extensive experience practicing before a wide range of regulatory authorities. Hogan will represent clients in complex securities investigations, regulatory enforcement proceedings, and civil litigation.
In her prior role, Hogan led a national team of specialized attorneys at FINRA, which is responsible for enforcing compliance by more than 3,000 U.S.-registered broker-dealers with FINRA rules and the federal securities laws. She managed a large docket of matters with an emphasis on market conduct, market access and the exchange trading rules, and coordinated with other financial regulators on numerous issues presenting risk to the integrity of the U.S. markets.
Before joining FINRA, Hogan was a member of the securities litigation and enforcement practice at an Am Law 50 firm. She has more than a decade of experience representing individual and corporate clients in high-stakes government investigations, including significant matters related to electronic trading in the U.S. markets.
“Lizzie is a highly respected enforcement attorney whose government investigations background and in-depth knowledge of the securities markets provide powerful advantages for our clients,” said Dion Hayes, McGuireWoods’ deputy managing partner for litigation.
McGuireWoods’ securities enforcement and litigation team counsels and defends clients involved in leading edge regulatory issues confronting financial institutions, public companies and senior executives. The team leverages significant insight from prior posts inside the SEC, FINRA and DOJ, as well as private practice, to provide clients with innovative and pragmatic counsel in all aspects of regulatory investigations, enforcement proceedings and litigation, or when faced with a corporate crisis.
“Lizzie is a terrific lawyer and fits perfectly within our SEC regulatory and enforcement practice,” said E. Andrew Southerling, a co-chair of the McGuireWoods securities enforcement and litigation team. “She brings deep experience across the spectrum of complex regulatory issues and is great addition to our sophisticated financial institutions and broker-dealer practice.”
McGuireWoods has twice been recognized by Law360 as a White Collar Practice of the Year for its work representing major companies and prominent individuals in high-stakes matters, including high-visibility securities enforcement matters across a wide range of industries. With more than 60 attorneys, the firm’s Government Investigations & White Collar Litigation Department includes former federal and state prosecutors and enforcement officials, former U.S. attorneys and a former deputy attorney general of the United States.
“Lizzie’s experience leading her team at FINRA, including coordinating with other enforcement regulators at the highest level, will provide our clients with an invaluable perspective on their most important matters,” said Todd Steggerda, chair of the firm’s Government Investigations & White Collar Litigation Department. “She complements our deep bench of former government regulators and federal prosecutors and makes our national powerhouse practice even stronger.”
Hogan’s arrival follows the recent addition of Charlotte partner Jason Cowley, former co-chief of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force and former chief of the Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Earlier this year McGuireWoods’ government investigations practice also welcomed D.C. partner Michael Francisco, a recent law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch. The firm also expanded its cross-border capabilities with the addition of London partner Francesca Titus, a white collar lawyer and barrister who handles multijurisdictional investigations and criminal cases.
McGuireWoods ranks among the world’s leading investigations firms in the GIR 100, a guide to top cross-border investigations practices based on independent research by Global Investigations Review. The firm holds a nationwide ranking for corporate investigations and white collar criminal defense in The Legal 500 United States, a premier list of the country’s best law firms.
“McGuireWoods has an elite government investigations practice and world-class team to help securities industry clients navigate complicated regulatory issues,” Hogan said. “I am eager to put my experience and perspective to work for our clients.”