“ I bring a unique perspective to clients based on my career and life experience. I understand both the public and private sectors. I am well-situated to translate the client’s objectives to regulators, judges, and juries.
Haima Marlier, a former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Senior Trial Counsel, is a partner in Morrison & Foerster’s Securities Litigation, Securities Enforcement, and Investigations + White Collar Defense groups.
Haima represents public companies and financial services providers in internal and government investigations, SEC enforcement proceedings, securities class actions, and complex commercial litigation. She joined the firm after nine years at the SEC’s New York office, which bears responsibility for regulating the largest concentration of SEC-registered financial institutions in the nation. She has extensive experience litigating in federal and administrative courts, leading complex negotiations, and representing her clients in mediation. She also routinely counsels clients regarding, and is a speaker on, SEC enforcement developments, trends, and enforcement risk mitigation.
While at the SEC, Haima served as lead counsel on a number of prominent enforcement litigations and investigations involving publicly traded companies, registered investment advisers, broker-dealers, banks, and individual traders in matters arising under the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. She has also worked closely with the SEC’s specialized units focused on complex financial instruments and market abuse, foreign securities regulators, numerous U.S. Attorney’s Offices, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
Haima maintains an active pro bono practice focused on environmental matters and improving the access of all communities to natural spaces. She also serves on the Board of Advisors of the SEC Historical Society, a non-profit dedicated to sharing, preserving, and advancing the knowledge and history of financial regulation, and mentors Penn State students of color who aspire to become lawyers.
Haima’s notable private and public sector experience includes:
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