Miller & Chevalier Chartered is pleased to announce that Sandra Hanna has joined the firm as member in the Litigation department and lead of the firm’s Securities Enforcement practice. She joins from Bruch Hanna LLP, a preeminent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Enforcement boutique firm, where she was a founding partner.
“We are thrilled to welcome Sandra to Miller & Chevalier,” said Kathryn Cameron Atkinson, Chair of Miller & Chevalier. “Sandra is highly respected by regulators and private practitioners alike for her keen understanding of the Securities Exchange Commission and other agencies. Our clients will appreciate her well of knowledge and experience.”
Hanna represents boards of directors, audit committees, public companies, registered investment advisors and broker-dealers, auditors, accountants, and other individuals in investigations and proceedings by the SEC, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), Department of Justice (DOJ), and other federal and state agencies. Hanna also has significant experience serving as the deputy to the Independent Corporate Monitor, or advisor to the Monitor, in settled resolutions with the DOJ and SEC in both FCPA and securities matters.
Hanna is nationally ranked by Chambers USA for SEC Enforcement matters and has been ranked by Securities Docket on its “Enforcement 40” list of “the best and brightest securities defense lawyers” in the country. In 2021, she was named a “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America®. Ms. Hanna serves on the Law360 Securities Editorial Advisory Board and previously served as the Co-Chair of the DC Bar subcommittee on Securities Enforcement.
“Miller & Chevalier has long been a go-to firm for boards, companies, and individuals with federal regulatory issues and enforcement exposure in both US and international matters. Sandra’s deep understanding of the law and the relevant regulators takes our capabilities in the securities enforcement space to a whole new level,” said Andrew T. Wise, Chair of Miller & Chevalier’s Litigation department. “Her credibility with those regulators and her history of delivering successful outcomes for clients in this market makes her an ideal leader for our existing group of talented lawyers.”
“The SEC, PCAOB, and other regulators have been aggressively ramping up their enforcement efforts in ways I have not before seen in my career. I’m thrilled to join the deep bench of professionals at Miller & Chevalier, whom I have known and respected for years. I look forward to working closely with my new White Collar, FCPA, and International partners to help our clients face these increased challenges,” Hanna said.
“Sandra’s addition positions us as a market leader in securities enforcement matters. Her experience, reputation and strategic vision will be critical as we address the current surge in SEC and other enforcement and compliance matters. We’re delighted to have her on our team,” added William P. Barry, Practice Lead of White Collar Defense at Miller & Chevalier.
Hanna earned her MBA and J.D. from Georgetown University and her B.A. from Tufts University.
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