Pete S. Michaels is Co-Chair of the Financial Regulatory and Compliance Practice. He focuses his practice on financial services litigation and regulatory matters. Pete has spent many years representing multinational and regional financial services firms (including banks, investment advisers, mutual fund complexes, pension consultants, insurance companies, and traditional, independent, and discount broker-dealers) and their employees, directors and officers in a wide variety of matters throughout the United States. Pete has represented clients in matters before the Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, National Futures Association, American Stock Exchange, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and state securities regulators throughout the country. He has also handled securities disputes, including class actions, in many state and federal courts, and before arbitration panels for over 25 years. He is often consulted on compliance-related matters, including internal investigations, and he has twice served as Outside Compliance Consultant in Massachusetts Securities Division matters. He began his legal career as a law clerk for Hon. George C. Edwards of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati.
Pete frequently lectures on securities law, compliance, and corporate governance issues, and is a sought-after legal commentator who regularly appears on television, radio and in print media on a variety of financial services-related issues.