Michael Liftik

Michael Liftik

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Michael Liftik is a partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP in Washington, D.C.  His practice focuses on government and internal investigations, regulatory enforcement defense, cybersecurity, securities litigation, and cryptocurrencies.  Michael spent nearly a decade at the Securities and Exchange Commission where he developed a unique depth of knowledge working on enforcement and regulatory matters at all levels of the Commission.  Michael has represented clients in significant data breaches including Congressional inquiries, SEC and other regulatory investigations, and private litigation.  Michael has significant experience in crisis management and public affairs response to sensitive and high profile matters.Prior to joining the firm, Michael was the Deputy Chief of Staff of the SEC, where he served as a senior legal advisor to Chair Mary Jo White on all aspects of the SEC’s operations, including enforcement, regulatory policy, compliance exams, and agency strategy and direction.  He was also responsible for assisting the Chair in developing the agency’s policies on cybersecurity disclosure and data protection for registered entities and public companies.  Before serving in the Chair’s Office, Michael served in other capacities in the Enforcement Division at the SEC and began his career in private practice.

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