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On Feb. 7, 2023, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Examinations announced its 2023 examination priorities. The announcement focuses on six different categories.

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Photo of Richard M. Cutshall Richard M. Cutshall

Richard M. Cutshall is Co-Chair of the firm’s Investment Management Group. Rich has experience representing clients in a variety of investment management, corporate, and general securities matters, including the representation of mutual funds and other funds registered under the Investment Company Act of…

Richard M. Cutshall is Co-Chair of the firm’s Investment Management Group. Rich has experience representing clients in a variety of investment management, corporate, and general securities matters, including the representation of mutual funds and other funds registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, fund independent directors, unregistered investment companies, federally registered and state registered investment advisers, broker-dealers, and an array of public and private companies. He represents clients in all aspects of investment company practice, including organizing and forming new funds, registering investment companies with the SEC, the acquisition and merger of funds, and advising clients on the day-to-day aspects of corporate governance, board and adviser fiduciary responsibility, and SEC compliance.

Photo of Arthur Don Arthur Don

Arthur Don is the Co-Chair of the Investment Management Group. He has more than 40 years of experience representing mutual funds, public investment companies, fund independent directors, investment advisers, private investment funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, broker-dealers and public companies in

Arthur Don is the Co-Chair of the Investment Management Group. He has more than 40 years of experience representing mutual funds, public investment companies, fund independent directors, investment advisers, private investment funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, broker-dealers and public companies in a variety of sophisticated securities transactions. His experience includes various aspects of investment company practice, from organizing new funds through acquisitions and mergers of funds. Arthur has represented issuers and underwriters in numerous public offerings. He also frequently advises independent directors on fiduciary duties, and advises clients on compliance policy issues.

Photo of Paul Ferak Paul Ferak

Paul J. Ferak is Co-Chair of the Financial Services Litigation Practice. Paul focuses his practice on financial services litigation, business litigation, and class action defense. He has served as lead and co-lead counsel in matters across the country. He manages a national team

Paul J. Ferak is Co-Chair of the Financial Services Litigation Practice. Paul focuses his practice on financial services litigation, business litigation, and class action defense. He has served as lead and co-lead counsel in matters across the country. He manages a national team of attorneys across Greenberg Traurig’s offices defending financial institutions in a variety of consumer and business matters and class actions. He has defended class actions involving mobile banking, electronic payments, credit cards, mortgages, and overdraft practices. He also regularly defends matters alleging violations of various statutes affecting the financial services industry, including credit cards, banking, and mortgage laws; privacy laws; and state consumer fraud laws; as well as matters relating to allegations of breach of contract and lender liability.

Paul is one of the leaders of the firm’s franchise litigation practice. He has represented franchisors in high-stakes litigation involving claims of breach of contract, breach of good faith and fair dealing, fraud, consumer fraud, tortious interference, and violation of various franchise laws. He has broad experience handling franchise terminations, nonrenewals, and the enforcement of in-term and post-termination covenants. He has handled both class and individual franchise cases.

Paul also has handled a variety of complex business disputes, including working capital, earn-out, and other post-acquisition claims in arbitration and in court.

Photo of Steven M. Malina Steven M. Malina

Steven M. Malina, a former Senior Attorney in the SEC’s enforcement branch, focuses his practice on a variety of litigation and regulatory matters with representations of financial services industry clients, hedge fund matters, and securities and general commercial litigation. He represents officers, directors,

Steven M. Malina, a former Senior Attorney in the SEC’s enforcement branch, focuses his practice on a variety of litigation and regulatory matters with representations of financial services industry clients, hedge fund matters, and securities and general commercial litigation. He represents officers, directors, broker-dealers, investment advisors, commercial banks, investment banks, investment management firms, and public issuers in investigations and disciplinary proceedings initiated by the SEC, CFTC, FINRA, FDIC, NYSE, CBOE, CME, and state regulators. In addition, Steve represents clients in related investor class-action, derivative, and other litigation and arbitration. He has also conducted internal investigations on behalf of publicly traded companies and represented committees and executive officers in internal investigations. Steve has represented brokerage firms and their management in customer-initiated cases, and injunction and arbitration proceedings.

Prior to entering private practice, Steve served as First Vice President and Deputy Regional Counsel for a large financial corporation and was a Senior Attorney in the Branch of Enforcement of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Photo of David Beale David Beale

David Beale is a member of the Corporate Practice in Greenberg Traurig’s Chicago office. David concentrates his practice on fund formation and investment management. His experience includes preparation and review of private fund offering documents and related governmental filings, as well as researching…

David Beale is a member of the Corporate Practice in Greenberg Traurig’s Chicago office. David concentrates his practice on fund formation and investment management. His experience includes preparation and review of private fund offering documents and related governmental filings, as well as researching regulatory matters under the Investment Adviser/Company Acts of 1940.

In addition, David has government and private sector experience. While in law school, David interned with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission in the Divisions of Investment Management, Examinations, and Enforcement. And before law school, he worked at TD Ameritrade, where he obtained Series 7 & 63 securities licenses.