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Bruce M. Bettigole

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Bruce M. Bettigole represents clients in FINRA, SEC, PCAOB, and Department of Justice investigations and litigation, as well as in FINRA arbitrations and private securities class actions. He provides knowledgeable, in-depth counsel across a broad spectrum of securities enforcement matters, including allegations of accounting fraud, stock manipulation, insider trading, improper trading related to PIPES transactions, anti-money laundering program deficiencies, and other key issues. Bruce’s clients include major public corporations and their officers, directors, and key management personnel, audit partners at “Big Four” public accounting firms, hedge funds and broker-dealers and their associates. He has extensive litigation experience, including trials, arbitrations, and appeals. He is widely acknowledged as a skilled investigator, corporate counselor, and trial attorney, and is listed in The Best Lawyers of America.

Bruce served from 1991 to 2004 with the SEC and NASD (now known as FINRA), and as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, the Southern District of Florida, the District of New Jersey, and the District of Nevada. He was lead trial counsel in numerous successful prosecutions, including U.S. v. Swan, U.S. v. Orkin, and U.S. v. Nazareno. He was a Director and Chief Counsel in NASD’s Enforcement Department from 2003 to 2004, where he supervised investigations and litigation. In addition, Bruce was Chief Counsel of NASD’s Criminal Prosecution Assistance Group from its inception in 1998 until 2003, supervising the unit and assisting federal, state, and local prosecutors nationwide in criminal securities-related investigations and prosecutions.


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