Former FINRA Official Returns to Steptoe

Steptoe & Johnson announced that Erica Gerson, a former Associate Director at FINRA, has rejoined the firm as a partner in its Washington, D.C., office. As co‑leader of the firm’s enforcement team in the financial services group, Gerson’s practice focuses on representing broker-dealers, investment advisers, insurance companies and individuals in regulatory inquiries, examinations and enforcement matters before FINRA, the SEC and other regulators, as well as in commercial disputes. For commentary from another Steptoe partner, see our four-part series on investing in cannabis: “Legal Background, Justice Department Guidance and State Legalization” (May 9, 2019); “Structuring Investments, Due Diligence, Offering Documents and the BSA” (May 16, 2019); “Implications of Federal Illegality and Residency Requirements” (May 30, 2019); and “International Investments, Public Perception, Valuation and Service Providers” (Jun. 6, 2019).

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