Barry Rashkover is one of two leaders of Sidley’s securities and derivatives enforcement and regulatory practice, which recently received the 2016 Chambers USA award for ‘Financial Services and Securities Regulation’. He defends companies and individuals in investigations and enforcement cases brought by government agencies and other regulators, including the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), state attorneys general and Department of Justice. Barry represents investment banks, broker-dealers, investment advisers, public companies, accounting firms and senior company officials. Before joining Sidley, Barry was a senior official in the SEC’s Enforcement Division where, among other positions, he served as Co-Head of Enforcement and Associate Regional Director for the SEC’s Northeast Regional Office. Also a former SEC Senior Trial Counsel, Barry creates novel and effective strategies to coordinate the defence of regulatory investigations with parallel civil litigation and criminal cases.