Ropes & Gray LLP

Securities: Regulation Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Highly capable team with impressive strength in the representation of private equity firms in SEC investigations and enforcement proceedings. Also acts for mutual funds, hedge funds and financial institutions in matters relating to disclosure and trading. Often represents large corporations in the technology and life sciences space. Also has a well-regarded advisory practice, working with investment advisers, private equity firms and hedge funds in relation to SEC filings, securities offerings and corporate governance.

Strengths A client comments: "The firm is full of really practical and solution-focused people. There's a deep bench and such great consistency in the staff."

Work highlights Represented Trey Loughran, a former executive at Equifax, in a DOJ and SEC insider trading inquiry based on the client's trading weeks before the announcement of the company's data breach in 2017. Secured an SEC closure letter on the investigation.

Notable practitioners

Eva Ciko Carman
handles SEC examinations and investigations on issues ranging from insider trading to accounting fraud. She regularly handles matters for leading asset management firms and investment funds. "She brings an immense amount of credibility, and people learn so much from her," reports a client. "She's invaluable to us, and her legal advice is top-notch."

Keith Higgins
is a highly respected figure, and a go-to for clients for counseling on securities offerings, disclosure and corporate governance. "He's first-rate, and is absolutely someone you'd call for your hardest problems," states an interviewee.