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Sandra M. Hanna

Sandra M. Hanna

Bruch Hanna LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Sandra M. Hanna represents public companies, boards of directors, senior officers, broker-dealers, investment advisers and other companies and individuals in civil, criminal and regulatory matters, including investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice, FINRA, SIGTARP and various other state and federal agencies.  Her recent representative matters include cases concerning public company financial reporting and disclosure, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and insider trading.  Ms. Hanna has significant experience counseling broker-dealers and hedge funds in connection with regulatory and compliance issues, and has successfully guided clients through extensive examinations by the SEC and FINRA.  Ms. Hanna also maintains an active civil litigation practice in securities class action and related commercial matters.

Ms. Hanna is recognized as a nationwide leader in securities enforcement matters in the 2014 and 2015 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and was recognized as a leading attorney in the area of Securities Regulation in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.  She has authored articles on securities enforcement matters and is a regular speaker at industry conferences.  Ms. Hanna serves as the Co-Chair of the DC Bar Committee on Broker-Dealer Regulation and SEC Enforcement.

Prior to co-founding the firm, Ms. Hanna worked at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, Foley & Lardner LLP and Morrison Foerster. During law school, Ms. Hanna participated in the Summer Honors Program at the Securities and Exchange Commission, in the Division of Enforcement.  Prior to attending law school and business school, she ran an entertainment company, where she managed the professional and business careers of a number of Grammy Award-winning artists.

Ms. Hanna graduated from the United Nations International School in New York City, and from Tufts University (B.A. Sociology, 1993).  She received a law degree and her MBA from Georgetown University in 2001.She is active in the Georgetown MBA Alumni Advisory Counsel, several charitable organizations and also devotes time to pro bono activities.

Sandra M. Hanna is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Sandra M. Hanna, Khiran Sidhu and Lindsay B. Arrieta, Privilege Under Fire: Practical Guidance for Privilege Considerations in Internal Investigations and Government Investigations - Storming the Gatekeepers: When Compliance Officers and In-House Lawyers Are at Risk 2017, Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Is Everything Privileged? Limitations on Privilege in the Area of Compliance - Storming the Gatekeepers: When Compliance Officers and In-House Lawyers Are at Risk 2017, Friday, September 29, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Is Everything Privileged? Limitations on Privilege in the Area of Compliance - Is Everything Privileged? Limitations on Privilege in the Area of Compliance, Friday, September 29, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Is Everything Privileged? Limitations on Privilege in the Area of Compliance - Is Everything Privileged? Limitations on Privilege in the Area of Compliance, Friday, September 29, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Is Everything Privileged? Limitations on Privilege in the Area of Compliance - Is Everything Privileged? Limitations on Privilege in the Area of Compliance, Friday, September 29, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Storming the Gatekeepers: When Compliance Officers and In-House Lawyers Are at Risk 2017, Wednesday, October 04, 2017, New York, NY
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