Anitra T. Cassas

Anitra is a co-chair of the firm's broker-dealers and investment advisers industry team. She has a securities regulation and enforcement practice, with a particular emphasis on broker-dealers and investment advisers.

Anitra represents broker-dealers, investment advisers, private equity and hedge funds, banks and individuals in connection with government investigations, compliance examinations and internal audits.

She has extensive experience working with clients to devise and implement comprehensive compliance policies and procedures, supervisory systems and internal controls. Anitra has advised firms on a wide range of regulatory issues, including registration, research, sales and trading practices, supervisory controls, order and trade reporting, referral agreements, information barriers, conflicts of interest, issuer repurchases, soft dollar arrangements and insider trading.

Anitra previously served as special counsel in the SEC's Division of Trading and Markets, where she focused on the legal and policy implications of national market structure issues. She also was a law clerk for the Honorable Howard D. McKibben, U.S. District Court, Reno, Nevada.

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Areas of Practice 1) Broker-Dealers & Investment Advisers, 2) SEC Enforcement Defense, 3) Mergers & Acquisitions and 4) Securities & Corporate Finance
Law School University of California Berkeley School of Law, J.D., 1995
Education University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1991
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association
Most recent firm McGuireWoods LLP
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