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Daniel Nathan to Enhance Firm’s Compliance, Internal Investigations & SEC Enforcement Practices

NEW YORK, NY / WASHINGTON, DC (September 10, 2015) – Morvillo LLP, a White Collar Defense & Litigation boutique law firm with offices in New York and Washington, DC, is pleased to announce that Daniel Nathan, former senior enforcement official with three of the country's leading regulatory and enforcement agencies, has joined the firm as Partner in its Washington, DC office, effective September 8, 2015.  Drawing on his deep enforcement and regulatory experience, Mr. Nathan’s practice will focus on the defense of financial institutions and individuals in investigations, examinations and actions before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

“I have known Dan for years and he is an extraordinarily good fit for us on both a professional and personal level,” noted Morvillo co-founder Richard J. Morvillo. “In addition to giving us more depth in our SEC Enforcement practice, Dan brings enormous and valuable experience with both the CFTC and FINRA. We are delighted to be able to offer our clients the kind of expertise and judgment that Dan’s years in these agencies will provide.”

E. Scott Morvillo, the firm’s managing partner, added, “Having Dan join the firm marks another strategic step in our effort to build out our expertise in the financial regulatory defense and litigation space and broadens our experience in key areas. He is highly regarded and well-liked by government officials, private practitioners and industry participants and we are pleased to add a partner of his character and expertise.”

Over the past 25 years, Mr. Nathan has served as an Assistant Director in the Division of Enforcement of the SEC, Deputy Director of Enforcement with the CFTC and Vice President in charge of FINRA’s Regional Enforcement Program. He will continue to advise institutions on a broad range of issues, including supervision and compliance, broker-dealer sales practices, complex products, Dodd-Frank regulatory issues including the Volcker Rule, securities offerings and the JOBS Act, and cybersecurity.

“In a short time, Morvillo has established itself as a premier boutique law firm that handles sophisticated and complex problems for its clients,” noted Mr. Nathan.  “It will be great to tap into the collective experience of my highly talented colleagues, who include former prosecutors from the Department of Justice and SEC. I am looking forward to helping the firm continue to broaden the services it offers to regulated industries and their executives.”

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Nathan was a partner with Morrison & Foerster. He received his J.D. from New York University School of Law and B.Sc. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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