Former SEC Enforcement Attorney Brian Neil Hoffman Joins Holland & Hart

Holland & Hart is pleased to announce the addition of Brian Neil Hoffman, as Of Counsel, in the firm’s commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense practices. A former Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Enforcement attorney, Hoffman brings significant expertise counseling clients through government and self-regulatory organization investigations and proceedings, internal investigations, and securities and commercial litigation matters.

“We are thrilled to have landed Brian at Holland & Hart,” said Craig Stewart, Commercial Litigation Practice Group Leader. “Brian’s extensive knowledge of SEC enforcement proceedings and litigation experience add valuable depth to Holland & Hart’s talented team of attorneys that focuses on securities, white-collar criminal defense, and commercial litigation matters.”

Hoffman regularly represents clients in proceedings before government and self-regulatory organizations, including the SEC, Department of Justice, Internal Revenue Service, various states’ Attorneys General and securities divisions, PCAOB, and FINRA. He has experience handling a broad range of issues, including public company disclosure, accounting, and controls questions; FCPA concerns; potential insider trading; issues concerning regulated entities; data security breach matters; stock option backdating; and FIRREA matters. Hoffman also litigates shareholder class actions, derivative lawsuits, and commercial disputes in the federal and state courts. He has tried or arbitrated over twenty cases.

Holland & Hart’s commercial litigation, white collar, securities and shareholder litigation attorneys represent clients in individual suits and class actions under the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Company and Investment Advisors Acts of 1940, and state law. We also represent clients in lawsuits involving securities-related issues arising under ERISA, RICO and the Bankruptcy Code. Holland & Hart lawyers are experienced in handling internal corporate and audit committee investigations; SEC enforcement proceedings; government investigations; merger, acquisition, and proxy contest actions; PCAOB matters; and FINRA arbitrations and investigations.


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