Teresa Goody Guillén is a partner in BakerHostetler’s Washington, D.C. office. She has a broad-based securities and corporate practice that includes investigations, litigation, regulatory compliance, assistance interacting with regulators and the government, and general securities and corporate advice. Teresa also advises developers of digital assets, registered brokers of digital assets, ATSs using blockchain technology, and companies and associations involved in blockchain technology on compliance with evolving SEC/FTC/FinCEN/CFTC/IRS issues, to include launching security and nonsecurity digital assets and accompanying regulatory compliance. Teresa has undertaken independent investigations and reported directly to the SEC and FINRA, and is one of eight “Fair Fund” administrators selected by the SEC.
A recognized authority on corporate governance and regulatory compliance affairs, Teresa has appeared on CNBC, Fox Business Channel and Bloomberg. She is called upon to serve as an expert in court cases on corporate governance and fiduciary duties, and lectures at Georgetown McDonough School of Business on corporate governance, mitigating corporate risk and entrepreneurship.
Prior to joining BakerHostetler, Teresa founded and led The Goody Group PLLC, served as an attorney in the Office of General Counsel at the SEC, served as Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director at Kalorama Partners LLC, and served as personal counsel to former SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt. Teresa earned a J.D. from Georgetown University Law, an M.B.A. from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, and a B.S. in Business Administration from George Mason University, and is a Certified Fraud Examiner.