Steve Hansen is the past co-chair of the Securities Litigation Group. His practice is concentrated in securities and corporate litigation, class action defense, and securities regulatory matters. He was formerly a branch chief in the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission. He has extensive experience in securities litigation, including representation of public companies, directors, officers, broker-dealers, investment advisers and accountants in securities class actions and derivative suits, as well as in individual claims. He regularly represents hedge fund managers, advisers, broker-dealers as well as public companies and their directors and officers in investigations and proceedings by the SEC and self-regulatory organizations. Steve frequently has been retained by companies, boards of directors and audit committees, and by banks, broker-dealers and other financial institutions to conduct internal investigations of potential violations of securities, corporate and related laws. He regularly counsels on securities law and related compliance matters. He is often consulted by hedge fund managers and other advisers on trading, valuation, reporting, anti-money laundering, privacy and related issues, as well as the design of compliance programs.
Steve also handles litigation, including consumer class actions, arising under TILA and other lending-related statutes. He has represented banks and other lenders in such litigation. He regularly handles issues arising from discovery of electronically stored information.
Steve also has experience with issues of discovery of electronic data and with federal and state privacy laws.