Adriaen has represented individuals, public companies, financial services firms, accounting firms, and executives involved in investigations and litigation with the SEC, Department of Justice, United Kingdom’s Financial Services Authority (FSA), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), federal agency Offices of Inspector General, and other government and industry regulators. Adriaen represents clients in civil litigation, arbitration, and federal criminal prosecutions involving business fraud, securities fraud, government contract fraud, or compliance issues and has consistently obtained positive results for clients in such high-stakes matters. In the context of government investigations, he assists clients to devise legal strategies to avoid litigation and to win at trial.
Throughout his twenty-plus year career as a lawyer, Adriaen has gotten results for all sorts of clients in a variety of settings. He uses the experience he gained with the Division of Enforcement of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), with international law firms, and with the legal and compliance departments of Fortune 200 public companies to inform the tactics and strategies he deploys on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in all kinds of business litigation. A former partner with national and global law firms and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and Chief Litigation Officer at two public companies, he now runs his own firm, Morse Law Office PLLC, in the Washington, DC area.