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Michele W. Layne

Michele W. Layne

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Regional Director, Los Angeles Office, Division of Enforcement
Los Angeles, CA, USA


Michele Wein Layne is the Regional Director the Los Angeles Regional Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission and oversees its enforcement and examination programs. Prior to becoming the Regional Director, Ms. Layne was the co-head of the Los Angeles office's enforcement program, where she lead numerous high-profile and significant cases involving financial reporting and accounting misconduct, subprime lending, stock options backdating, mutual fund and hedge fund abuses, investment adviser and broker-dealer violations, offering frauds, market manipulation, auditor misconduct, FCPA violations and insider trading.  Prior to joining the Commission in 1995, Ms. Layne spent eleven years in private practice at the law firms of Dewey &  LeBoeuf, and Buchalter, Nemer. Her practice concentrated on complex business litigation. Ms. Layne graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California at Los Angeles and her law degree from the University of Southern California.
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