John Sikora is a partner in the Chicago office of Latham and Watkins LLP where he is a member of the Litigation and Trial Department.
Mr. Sikora represents companies and their officers and directors in SEC and FINRA enforcement investigations and examinations. Mr. Sikora also leads internal investigations related to securities law issues. Mr. Sikora’s clients include public companies, fund managers, investment advisers, and financial services firms. Mr. Sikora also advises clients on securities-related compliance.
Prior to joining Latham & Watkins, Mr. Sikora was an Assistant Director in the Chicago Regional Office and in the Asset Management Unit of the SEC’s Enforcement Division, a national specialized unit that focuses on misconduct by investment advisers, investment companies and private funds.
During his 16 year tenure at the SEC, Mr. Sikora was responsible for supervising all types of SEC enforcement activities, including investigations involving public company accounting fraud and other disclosure violations, misconduct by investment advisers, broker-dealers and auditors, and insider trading. Many of the investigations supervised by Mr. Sikora resulted in parallel prosecutions by the Department of Justice.
Mr. Sikora is a frequent speaker and panelist on securities law issues. Mr. Sikora earned the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation in April 2012.