As chair of McGuireWoods’ Financial Services Litigation Department, Cheryl L. Haas represents companies across the country in high-stakes disputes in federal and state courts as well as before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and state securities regulators.
Cheryl represents Fortune 100 companies, investment companies and advisers, broker-dealers and private individuals. In addition to her commercial litigation practice, she represents broker-dealer and investment advisors in securities enforcement matters and in public and private investigations.
She monitors regulatory developments, advises clients on compliance matters and conducts internal investigations. In addition, she represents companies involved in regulatory investigations concerning alleged securities or accounting fraud, Ponzi schemes, insider trading, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, privacy, supervision and other issues.
Before joining McGuireWoods, Cheryl was a partner in an Am Law 100 law firm. She also handled securities and complex commercial litigation for a major New York firm, and clerked for then-U.S. District Judge David G. Trager of the Eastern District of New York. Cheryl serves on McGuireWoods’ Diversity Action Committee and on the board of the nonprofit Grove Park Foundation.
- Won summary judgment for Fortune 100 financial services company in case alleging fraud and negligence against firm and financial advisor.
- Defeated summary judgment and achieved a favorable settlement for a financial services company that brought an action for negligence against a bank in federal court in New Jersey.
- Defeated class certification of a financial services company in a California state action alleging negligent misrepresentation, among other things.
- Represented a broker dealer in numerous FINRA investigations, proving to regulators that adequate supervision and suitability requirements were in place and providing guidance to the broker-dealer on practice enhancements.
- Represented a broker-dealer in a FINRA investigation related to an alleged data breach and potential Reg S-P violations, resulting in no action.
- Conduct an internal investigation for Fortune 500 company related to various securities fraud allegations by former employee.
- New York University School of Law, JD, cum laude, Senior Articles Editor, New York University Law Review
- Emory University, BA, Phi Beta Kappa
- New York
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
- Member, Litigation Section, American Bar Association
- Member, Georgia Bar Association
- Member, Atlanta Bar Association
- Member, Compliance and Legal Division, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
- Member, National Association of Women Lawyers
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