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Colleen P. Mahoney

Colleen P. Mahoney

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Colleen P. Mahoney, a partner in Skadden's Washington, D.C. office, heads the firm's Securities Enforcement and Compliance practice, and regularly represents financial services firms, corporations, their boards, board committees, officers, directors and employees in Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other law enforcement investigations.

Ms. Mahoney assists management and boards of directors performing internal inves­tigations, often advising clients on preventive and remedial measures before and after securities-related issues arise.

Ms. Mahoney has been the lead attorney representing many of the company boards and individuals embroiled in signature SEC investigations. Her clients have included many well-known U.S. and foreign companies. As is frequently the case with SEC enforcement matters, the biggest victories are the ones that never become public – the government investigations and inquiries that are put to rest before charges are filed or an indictment is issued, or even before a public disclosure of the government interest. Ms. Mahoney has succeeded in bringing a number of matters to a close in those circumstances.

Prior to joining Skadden, Ms. Mahoney spent 15 years in increasingly senior positions with the SEC, serving as acting general counsel of the agency and as deputy director of the division of enforcement. During her tenure at the SEC, Ms. Mahoney helped manage a civil law enforcement program that addressed a wide range of issues, including financial fraud and disclosure, asset management issues, derivatives and insider trading.

Ms. Mahoney frequently lectures on securities regulatory and enforcement issues at seminars and conferences in the United States and abroad.

Ms. Mahoney has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, The International Who's Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers, Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America and The Best Lawyers in America. Since 2012, she has been recognized as one of Benchmark Litigation's "Top 250 Women in Litigation" and she also was named to the shortlist of the nation's top women regula­tory lawyers by Chambers USA (2012). Additionally, Ms. Mahoney was included in Washingtonian Magazine's 2013 "Best Lawyers" list.

 

Colleen P. Mahoney is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment In-House Broker/Dealer Lawyer Roundtable - Broker/Dealer Regulation and Enforcement 2017, Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Government Enforcement Priorities: What’s New, What’s Hot and What’s Not? - 49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Monday, November 13, 2017
Hot Button Enforcement Issues for Private Funds - Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2017, Tuesday, December 05, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio In-House Broker/Dealer Lawyer Roundtable - In-House Broker/Dealer Lawyer Roundtable, Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Government Enforcement Priorities: What’s New, What’s Hot and What’s Not? - Government Enforcement Priorities: What’s New, What’s Hot and What’s Not?, Monday, November 13, 2017
Hot Button Enforcement Issues for Private Funds - Hot Button Enforcement Issues for Private Funds, Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts In-House Broker/Dealer Lawyer Roundtable - In-House Broker/Dealer Lawyer Roundtable, Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Government Enforcement Priorities: What’s New, What’s Hot and What’s Not? - Government Enforcement Priorities: What’s New, What’s Hot and What’s Not?, Monday, November 13, 2017
Hot Button Enforcement Issues for Private Funds - Hot Button Enforcement Issues for Private Funds, Tuesday, December 05, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg In-House Broker/Dealer Lawyer Roundtable - In-House Broker/Dealer Lawyer Roundtable, Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Government Enforcement Priorities: What’s New, What’s Hot and What’s Not? - Government Enforcement Priorities: What’s New, What’s Hot and What’s Not?, Monday, November 13, 2017
Hot Button Enforcement Issues for Private Funds - Hot Button Enforcement Issues for Private Funds, Tuesday, December 05, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Broker/Dealer Regulation and Enforcement 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017, New York, NY
49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Sunday, December 03, 2017, New York, NY
Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2017, Thursday, December 07, 2017, New York, NY
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Colleen P. Mahoney, Charles F. Walker, Erich T. Schwartz, Andrew M. Lawrence and Joshua A. Ellis, Trends in SEC Enforcement & Internal Investigations (August 17, 2017) - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Colleen P. Mahoney, Charles F. Walker, Erich T. Schwartz, Andrew M. Lawrence, Joshua A. Ellis, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates, Trends in SEC Enforcement & Internal Investigations (March 2, 2018) - Enforcement 2018: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Broker/Dealer Regulation and Enforcement 2018, Tuesday, October 16, 2018, New York, NY
50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, New York, NY
Broker/Dealer Regulation and Enforcement 2019, Thursday, October 10, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Broker/Dealer Regulation and Enforcement 2018, Tuesday, October 16, 2018, New York, NY
50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, New York, NY
Broker/Dealer Regulation and Enforcement 2019, Thursday, October 10, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Broker/Dealer Regulation and Enforcement 2018, Tuesday, October 16, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Broker/Dealer Regulation and Enforcement 2018, Tuesday, October 16, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Broker/Dealer Regulation and Enforcement 2018, Tuesday, October 16, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Broker/Dealer Regulation and Enforcement 2018, Tuesday, October 16, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Broker/Dealer Regulation and Enforcement 2018, Tuesday, October 16, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
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