Jeremiah Williams

Counsel

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  • JD, cum laude, Harvard Law School, 2006
  • MBA, MIT Sloan School of Management, 1996
  • BA, Yale University, 1994

Qualifications

  • District of Columbia, 2007
  • California, 2006
  • Chartered Financial Analyst
  •  Three-time recipient of the Director’s Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the SEC Division of Enforcement

Jeremiah Williams

Counsel

Jeremiah Williams is part of Ropes & Gray’s business & securities litigation practice group with a focus on securities and futures enforcement. In his capacity as a litigator and former government enforcement attorney, Jeremiah has represented and prosecuted individuals and organizations in the financial services industry in both the private and public sectors. His extensive experience includes negotiating complex settlement agreements and navigating the Securities and Exchange Commission process. He is also experienced in white collar criminal defense and civil litigation involving financial instruments. Jeremiah provides compliance counseling for the firm’s asset management clients in the growing area of securities-related enforcement.

Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Jeremiah was Senior Counsel in the Division of Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission. While at the SEC, Jeremiah was a member of the Asset Management Unit, a specialized group investigating potential misconduct involving registered investment companies and private funds, with a particular focus on violations of the Investment Advisers Act and Investment Company Act. Jeremiah also previously spent six years in the financial industry, where he marketed equity derivatives to large institutional investors and developed quantitative models used for valuing and hedging complex fixed income securities. Jeremiah holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Experience

  • Managed complex SEC investigation involving risk disclosures of registered fund heavily invested in credit default swaps.*
  • Obtained $267 million settlement against global wealth management firm in landmark conflicts of interest case.*
  • Investigated major investment banking and financial services advisory firm for deficient policies and procedures regarding principal trading practices.*
  • Led novel auditor independence case involving subsidiary of Big 4 accounting firm that lobbied Congress on behalf of audit clients.*

Matters completed prior to joining Ropes & Gray.*

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