Lawrence Law, LLC has welcomed renowned securities law litigator and professor J.W. Verret as Of Counsel. Verret joins Partners Greg Lawrence and Erinn Maguire on the Lawrence Law securities litigation team and will provide invaluable insight on cases involving securities, corporate and financial fraud and internal investigations.

With more than 20 years of experience, Verret dedicates his practice to representing clients in investigations and litigation concerning securities and financial regulations, cryptocurrency regulations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters, and corporate governance. He is also a tenured professor of securities law, corporation law, banking law, and accounting at the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School. Previously in his career, he served on the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee (IAC), where he advised the SEC Chairman and Commissioners on investor protection rules and policies. During his term on the SEC IAC, he was the chairman of the market structure and exchange regulation subcommittee.

“J.W. is a preeminent authority in our field, and we are excited and honored to have him join our securities litigation team. His knowledge and experience will be a tremendous asset to our clients in SEC and DOJ investigations, as well as matters before FINRA and other financial regulators,” said Greg Lawrence, Partner, Lawrence Law.

“I first met Greg Lawrence when I served as Chairman of the Board of an SEC-regulated credit rating agency where I was implementing a compliance reform program,” said J.W. Verret, Of Counsel, Lawrence Law. “Greg represented me, and I respected his integrity and his skill as a securities and corporate attorney. I knew I wanted to partner with him in my practice.”