Michael Rivera, Venable

Michael J. Rivera chairs Venable’s Securities Enforcement and Compliance Practice. Mr. Rivera defends businesses and individuals involved in government investigations and enforcement proceedings and counsels clients in the areas of corporate and securities compliance and regulation.  Mr. Rivera was a partner at a major international law firm for 17 years (1993-2010) where he represented companies and financial institutions (including public companies, broker-dealers, investment advisers, hedge funds, private equity firms and accounting firms) and individuals (including securities professionals, executives, officers, directors, lawyers and accountants) in connection with investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission and numerous other government agencies.  He also conducted internal investigations for clients and counseled them on corporate and securities law issues and compliance matters.