Margaret Meyers (New York) is a partner in the firm’s White Collar & Investigations practice. Margaret’s clients include public companies, investment banks, broker dealers, private equity firms, investment advisers, corporate officers and directors, and other professionals. She often advises them in simultaneous parallel proceedings involving civil litigation, arbitrations, and mediations, as well as investigations and matters before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Federal Reserve Bank, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), state attorneys general offices, and other governmental and self-regulatory bodies. These include matters relating to alleged fraud, manipulative trading practices, failure to supervise, recordkeeping violations, market access, best execution, outside business activities, and related disclosures.
Thomas D. Ryerson
Thomas Ryerson (Phoenix) helps clients respond to government enforcement actions, conduct internal investigations, defend criminal charges, and litigate complex commercial disputes.
Thomas represents individual and corporate defendants in connection with government investigations and criminal litigation in federal and state courts, as well as in front of enforcement agencies. He advises clients in nearly all stages of enforcement, from the initial investigation through sentencing, and regularly conducts internal investigations in anticipation of potential government scrutiny or other legal exposure, while also advising companies on how to create and maintain an effective compliance and ethics program.
Handling cases arising across many industry sectors, including aerospace, energy, gaming, pharmaceuticals, and securities, Thomas litigates cases in federal, state, and tribal courts, as well as private arbitrations. This litigation often arises within the landscape of Native American law and policy, where Thomas helps clients navigate complex issues of jurisdiction and sovereign immunity. Thomas also represents public agencies in matters relating to state and federal constitutional law.
Thomas currently teaches a course on corporate compliance and ethics at the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Prior to joining the firm, Thomas served as a law clerk to the Hon. Rebecca Berch of the Supreme Court of Arizona.