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Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer Partners Mike Trager and Dan Hawke Named to the Securities Docket's 'Enforcement 40'

November 10, 2017

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP partners Michael D. Trager and Daniel M. Hawke have been recognized as two of the Securities Docket's "Enforcement 40"—a list of the 40 "best and brightest securities enforcement defense lawyers in the business."

A leading publication on global securities litigation and enforcement developments, the Securities Docket considered "well over 150 outstanding lawyers" and selected its "Enforcement 40" after receiving peer nominations and conducting considerable research. According to the Securities Docket, it asked the question "Who would you hire if you, your company or a family member was faced with an important SEC enforcement matter?" In announcing its selections, the Securities Docket stated that the lawyers in the Enforcement 40 "have been key players—both in the public eye and behind-the-scenes—in the most significant SEC enforcement matters over the past few decades."

Mike Trager is the Co-Chair of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer's Securities Enforcement and Litigation Practice. For 30 years, he has defended clients in governmental and regulatory investigations, conducted internal corporate investigations and counseled on compliance, disclosure, corporate governance and crisis management. Having previously served in the SEC's Division of Enforcement, Mike is consistently recognized by Chambers USA as a leading nationwide securities regulation and enforcement lawyer.

Dan Hawke joined the firm in 2015 as a partner after a 16-year career in the SEC's Division of Enforcement, holding the positions of Director of the Philadelphia Regional Office and National Unit Chief of the Division's Market Abuse Unit. In those positions, Dan supervised numerous significant insider trading, market structure, investment adviser, broker-dealer, financial reporting, accounting, and cyber security/hacking investigations. Dan counsels a wide range of institutional and individual market participants on complex securities enforcement and compliance issues, internal investigations and defense of SEC, FINRA and DOJ investigations.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer's Securities Enforcement and Litigation practice group, co-chaired by Trager and Veronica Callahan, is among the industry's leaders. Founded by one of the authors of the seminal SEC antifraud rule, Rule 10b-5, its clients include public companies, accounting firms, broker-dealers, investment banks, underwriters, investment advisers, national securities exchanges, hedge funds, private equity firms, venture capital firms, mutual funds, and law firms. The group regularly represents special committees and audit committees, directors, officers, partners, principals, and employees of such entities, and provides strategic advice and counseling on a broad range of enforcement, compliance, and regulatory matters.

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