Securities & Investment Companies



Carlton Fields serves the securities industry’s regulatory, enforcement, litigation, corporate finance, and other corporate and transactional needs. We have a strong national practice, serving the broker-dealer, investment adviser, and investment company components of the securities industry.

Our attorneys advise clients in all aspects of their securities-related businesses. We work closely with client management, compliance, technical, and administrative staff to address and resolve compliance issues in both litigation and transactional matters.

Our attorneys represent clients in investigations brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, the stock exchanges, securities regulators in 50 states, and other regulatory agencies.

Our attorneys are experienced with diverse, cutting-edge issues that arise from the securities business, including Regulation Best Interest, ESG, information security and resiliency, and crypto assets and emerging technologies. We excel in applying securities laws to the sale and distribution of all financial products, and counsel clients on the most complex and challenging issues facing the industry.

We serve our clients with an integrated approach that draws on the collective experience of our business, regulatory, and litigation attorneys. These attorneys, who include numerous former SEC and FINRA officials, have worked both in and for the securities industry, giving us an insider’s perspective and a regulators’ perspective on business practices in the industry.

In addition, our attorneys are very active in the American Bar Association, state bar associations, and various industry groups. We lecture and write extensively on securities, corporate, insurance, tax, and other matters. As a result, our advice on individual issues often contributes to the client’s broader business, regulatory, and litigation goals.

Our general services to the industry include:

We also handle the latest regulatory challenges:

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The SEC Has Proposed a New Cyber Disclosures Rule for Public Companies

The SEC Has Proposed a New Cyber Disclosures Rule for Public Companies

March 14, 2022

The SEC has stated its belief that the proposed four-day reporting requirement would “significantly improve the timeliness of cybersecurity incident disclosures, as well as provide investors with more standardized and comparable disclosures.”

Four Takeaways From the SEC's Proposed Cyber Rule for Public Companies

Four Takeaways From the SEC's Proposed Cyber Rule for Public Companies

March 11, 2022

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently published a proposed rule that would significantly impact public companies’ cybersecurity reporting obligations. This alert discusses the proposed changes and provides four key takeaways for publicly traded companies.

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Gary L. Sasso

Gary L. Sasso

President and Chief Executive Officer

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