Benjamin Neaderland’s practice focuses on high-profile securities and financial regulatory investigations and enforcement matters. With more than a decade of experience, he represents individuals, US and global financial institutions, broker-dealers, financial advisers, high-tech startups, and publicly traded companies.
Mr. Neaderland has experience responding to investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), FINRA, state regulators, and multiple US attorneys’ offices.
He has represented clients in investigations of insider trading; municipal securities underwriting practices, including corrupt payments, disclosure and conflicts of interest; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance; broker-dealer trading and compliance issues, including market manipulation, high-frequency trading and record retention; and financial reporting and disclosure practices by public issuers.
Since the CFPB’s formation in 2011, Mr. Neaderland has assisted credit card issuers, electronic payments companies and other financial services firms in CFPB investigations concerning Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts or Practices (UDAAP) allegations and compliance with current and proposed CFPB requirements.
Mr. Neaderland also maintains an active pro bono practice, providing legal assistance to elderly District of Columbia residents related to powers of attorney and estate planning.
Prior to joining the firm in 2002, Mr. Neaderland served as a foreign affairs specialist in the Office of European and NATO Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense (1997-2000) and as a foreign affairs legislative assistant to United States Senator William S. Cohen (1995-1996).
Mr. Neaderland is a partner in the firm’s Securities Department, and a member of the Securities Litigation and Enforcement Practice. He is also active in the firm’s Financial Institutions Practice.
- JD, Stanford Law School, 2003
- MA, Johns Hopkins University, 1995
- BA, University of Virginia, 1992
ADMISSIONS : District of Columbia, California
GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE : Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Foreign Affairs Specialist, Office of European and NATO Policy.
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