Biography

Mike Trager is the Co-Chair of Arnold & Porter’s Securities Enforcement and Litigation Practice Group.

With more than 30 years of experience, Mr. Trager defends clients in governmental and regulatory investigations, conducts internal corporate investigations, and counsels on compliance, disclosure, corporate governance, and crisis management.

His clients include public companies, financial services and investment firms, accounting and law firms, boards and committees, officers and directors, and professionals, including in-house counsel and compliance personnel.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Trager served in the SEC's Division of Enforcement in Washington, DC, where he was responsible for conducting investigations and involved in representing the government in litigation.

Mr. Trager is recognized as a top securities enforcement lawyer.  He has been consistently ranked and included in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America, Securities Docket Enforcement 40, and The Legal 500 US, among many others. 

Mr. Trager publishes and speaks on investigations. He also serves on the Board of Advisors of the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society and the Executive Council of the Federal Bar Association Securities Law Section, and he served previously on Task Forces established by the American Bar Association and District of Columbia Bar to review the SEC’s selective disclosure and insider trading rules.

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