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News May 09, 2019

Former FINRA Department of Enforcement Director Joins Shearman & Sterling

Shearman & Sterling is delighted to announce that Sara Raisner has joined the firm’s Litigation and Enforcement practice as counsel. She will be based in the firm’s New York office.

Prior to joining Shearman & Sterling, Sara was a Director in FINRA’s Department of Enforcement. During her time at FINRA, Sara led a team of enforcement attorneys and investigators on regulatory matters involving securities fraud, suitability, anti-money laundering surveillance, operational failures and other violations of the federal securities laws and FINRA rules against firms and individuals.

“We are thrilled to have Sara join our team. Her extensive experience at FINRA and in private practice will complement and diversify our already deep bench of enforcement and litigation defense lawyers focused on financial institutions, with prominent alumni of the SEC, FINRA and DOJ,” said Adam Hakki, the firm’s Global Managing Partner and Global Head of Disputes.

Before joining FINRA, Sara was an associate in another major firm’s Securities Litigation & Enforcement practice, where she represented financial institutions in litigation, regulatory examinations and enforcement matters and internal investigations.

Sara obtained her J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A. from Queens College, City University of New York.

Shearman & Sterling's market-leading litigation and investigations practice, with attorneys in the U.S., Europe and Asia, regularly represents clients in major litigation and enforcement matters.

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