SEC Enforcement Defense

When an individual is charged with SEC criminal schemes or a securities crime, it is usually due to misrepresentation such as presenting misleading or false information to investors about a company, or its securities. SEC violations can also include accounting fraud, manipulating or falsifying books, ledgers or records to misrepresent a public companies assets and liabilities. A common SEC criminal scheme is insider trading that involves buying, selling or trading securities based on information that is not readily available to the general public. As SEC criminal schemes carry heavy fines and possible jail time, an experienced white collar defense attorney is needed for SEC enforcement defense against charges by New York or a federal agency.