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Andrew M. Lawrence

Andrew M. Lawrence

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Andrew M. Lawrence represents a wide range of clients in investigations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), other federal and state law enforcement agencies and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Mr. Lawrence’s experience in securities-related matters includes the representation of corporations and their officers, directors and employees in investigations regarding financial reporting, disclosure, stock options backdating and insider trading matters. He also has represented broker-dealers and mutual fund complexes in SEC and other federal and state regulatory investigations related to trading, disclosure and market-timing matters. In addition, Mr. Lawrence regularly advises clients on securities law compliance issues.

Mr. Lawrence has conducted numerous internal investigations on behalf of U.S. and foreign public company boards and audit committees. In particular, Mr. Lawrence has represented several clients in connection with DOJ and SEC investigations related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and he has extensive experience conducting global investigations for companies with issues arising under the FCPA. Mr. Lawrence has conducted investigations for clients involving FCPA-related issues in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. He also regularly advises corporations regarding the development and enhancement of compliance structures and related policies and procedures designed to prevent and detect potential violations of law.

Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Lawrence worked in the SEC Division of Enforcement, where he was responsible for investigating and prosecuting individuals and entities for alleged violations of the federal securities laws and SEC regulations.

Mr. Lawrence has written extensively on SEC enforcement and white collar criminal matters.

Education

  • LL.M. (Securities and Financial Regulation), Georgetown University Law Center, 2004
  • J.D., Villanova University School of Law, 1999
  • B.A., Wake Forest University, 1996 (cum laude)
Andrew M. Lawrence is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters The SEC Enforcement Landscape for Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers (August 7, 2017) - Broker/Dealer Regulation and Enforcement 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Trends in SEC Enforcement & Internal Investigations (August 17, 2017) - Broker/Dealer Regulation and Enforcement 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
The SEC Enforcement Landscape for Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers (August 24, 2018) - Broker/Dealer Regulation and Enforcement 2018, Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Understanding Financial Products 2019, Thursday, January 24, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Understanding Financial Products 2019, Thursday, January 24, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Understanding Financial Products 2019, Thursday, January 24, 2019, Atlanta, GA
Understanding Financial Products 2019, Thursday, January 24, 2019, New Brunswick , NJ
Understanding Financial Products 2019, Thursday, January 24, 2019, Cleveland, OH
Understanding Financial Products 2019, Thursday, January 24, 2019, Pittsburgh, PA
Understanding Financial Products 2019, Thursday, January 24, 2019, Mechanicsburg, PA
Understanding Financial Products 2019, Thursday, January 24, 2019, Philadelphia, PA
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