“ 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 is a former SEC Senior Trial Counsel and a partner in Morrison & Foerster's Securities Litigation, Securities Enforcement, and Investigations + White Collar Defense groups.
Haima represents public and private 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, compliance-related issues such as disclosures, insider trading, digital offerings, and other topics of interest to the SEC.
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 FINRA.
Haima maintains an active pro bono practice focused on environmental matters and improving the access of all communities to natural spaces. She also mentors Penn State students of color who aspire to become lawyers.
Haima’s notable private and public sector experience includes:
2011, 2012, 2017, 2018