Grayson D. Stratton

Gray Stratton is a litigator and white collar enforcement lawyer.

Gray's practice focuses on complex commercial and securities litigation, internal investigations, and investigations and enforcement actions initiated by securities regulators, the Department of Justice and State Attorneys General offices. He has conducted numerous internal investigations and defended numerous investigations and regulatory enforcement actions, including whistleblower suits. Gray is experienced in guiding clients through multi-front litigation, including civil, regulatory and criminal proceedings.

Among his clients are public and private companies, officers and directors, insurance companies, banks, energy companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, technology companies, hedge funds, private equity firms, broker-dealers and investment advisers.

Gray also has an active regulatory compliance practice, advising public and private companies on the creation and implementation of anti-bribery and anti-money laundering compliance policies and procedures, among other things.

Before joining DLA Piper, Gray served as Senior Counsel in the Division of Enforcement at the US Securities and Exchange Commission, where he led investigations and enforcement proceedings concerning financial fraud, foreign bribery, hedge fund operations, insider trading and market manipulation. While with the Commission, he was involved in several high-profile civil and criminal actions that arose from the SEC's investigations of Tyco International Ltd., Refco Inc. and Cendant Corporation. During his work with the SEC, he was awarded the Enforcement Division Director's Award for outstanding contribution to the enforcement of the federal securities laws.

Gray formerly served on DLA Piper's firmwide Associates Committee and as a member of its Executive Committee.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Arbitration and Investigations, 3) Securities and Enforcement Litigation and 4) White Collar and Corporate Crime
Law School J.D., The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 2003
Education B.S., Business Administration, University of Colorado, 1999
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association, Texas State Bar Association
Most recent firm DLA Piper
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