Mr. Raissi is a partner of the Firm and Chair of the Firm’s Securities Enforcement Defense Group. Before joining the Firm, Mr. Raissi was a Senior Counsel in the Division of Enforcement of the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. While at the SEC, he handled investigations and litigation in both federal court and administrative forums, including cases involving accounting irregularities, auditor misconduct, internal corporate controls, public company disclosures and periodic reports, insider trading, securities offerings, market manipulation, and broker-dealer and investment adviser regulation. Mr. Raissi coordinated matters with federal and state criminal prosecutors, foreign regulatory agencies, and self-regulatory organizations such as FINRA.
In private practice, Mr. Raissi has represented boards, officers, directors and entities before federal and state securities regulators, before self-regulatory organizations and in private securities litigation. He has extensive experience with investigations involving public company accounting and reporting issues, insider trading, as well as those involving investment advisers, hedge funds and broker-dealers. He has been involved in hundreds of matters involving public companies, auditors, venture capital and private equity, investment advisers, hedge funds, investment companies and broker-dealers. His principal areas of practice are SEC enforcement matters, DOJ/US Attorney investigations, securities litigation, internal investigations and regulatory compliance.