“ I draw on my deep understanding of the public and private sectors to help our clients navigate their most high-stakes and sensitive government investigations and litigations.
Haima Marlier is co-chair of Morrison Foerster’s Securities Litigation, Enforcement, and White Collar Defense Group. Drawing on her experience as a former Securities and Exchange Commission Senior Trial Counsel, Haima represents public and private companies, financial services providers, and individuals in SEC and other government investigations, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) investigations, and internal investigations, as well as in related litigation. She has extensive experience litigating in federal, state, 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.
Haima 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. While at the SEC, Haima served as lead counsel on a number of prominent enforcement litigations and investigations involving public companies, registered investment advisers, broker-dealers, banks, and individuals in matters arising under the federal securities laws. She has also worked closely with foreign securities regulators, numerous U.S. Attorney’s Offices, and FINRA.
Haima serves on the Board of Trustees of the SEC Historical Society, a non-profit dedicated to preserving the knowledge and history of financial regulation; mentors Penn State students of color who aspire to become lawyers; and volunteers as a running coach for Girls on the Run, a non-profit dedicated to inspiring girls to recognize their inner physical and emotional strength. She also maintains an active pro bono practice.
In 2021, Legal 500 US named Haima a recommended lawyer in “Corporate Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense.” While at the SEC, Haima was honored with the SEC Division of Enforcement Director’s Award in 2011, 2012, 2017, and 2018. She was also the New York Regional Office nominee for the SEC’s Manual F. Cohen Award in 2014.
Haima received her J.D. from Boston College Law School and her B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University.
Haima’s notable private and public sector experience includes:
Legal 500 US 2021
2011, 2012, 2017, 2018