Office leader of the Washington DC Eversheds Sutherland Litigation Practice Group, Brian also heads up the SEC, FINRA and State enforcement team. With more than 20 years of experience in federal securities law, first prosecuting and now defending, Brian represents clients being examined, investigated and prosecuted by the SEC, FINRA, other self-regulatory organizations and states. As former NASD (now FINRA) Deputy Chief Counsel of Enforcement and Senior Enforcement Counsel at the SEC, he brings an insider’s perspective to defending broker-dealers, investment advisers, investment companies, public companies and individuals in examinations, investigations, enforcement proceedings, litigation, arbitrations and in counseling. His in-depth knowledge and deep understanding of these topics make him a sought-after speaker at conferences and source for leading trade and industry publications. Brian is also a prolific writer, regularly focusing on issues such as compliance officer liability and enforcement sanctions. His mid-year and annual studies about FINRA’s disciplinary actions are the subject of widespread interest. Brian is also a two-time recipient of the Distinguished Legal Writing Award presented by the Burton Awards for Legal Achievement, an honor given to only 30 articles each year from entries submitted by the nation’s 1,000 largest law firms.