Kevin Harnisch joined Norton Rose Fulbright’s Washington, DC, office in November 2015 and is currently the firm’s head of SEC enforcement. He is a litigator who defends clients before the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and other self-regulatory organisations, the Department of Justice, US attorneys’ offices and in federal courts. He handles matters relating to securities enforcement defence, internal investigations and anti-corruption issues, and he represents corporations and their directors and officers, broker-dealers, hedge funds, private equity funds and investment banks.
Kevin served as a branch chief in the Division of Enforcement of the SEC, where he led cases regarding financial fraud, market manipulation, insider trading, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and municipal bond offerings. He has authored numerous articles and he frequently lectures on federal securities law and anti-corruption issues.