E. Andrew Southerling is an associate in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice. Mr. Southerling's practice concentrates on the representation of corporate and individual clients in major securities and financial litigation, regulatory inquiries, and enforcement investigations and proceedings. He has represented clients before the Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and other federal and state regulators. Mr. Southerling has a comprehensive background in securities regulation and enforcement.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Southerling was an enforcement attorney in the Philadelphia District Office of the SEC. During his six-year tenure with the Commission, he conducted informal and formal investigations and instituted civil and administrative enforcement actions related to many Commission program areas, including municipal securities, accounting, financial reporting, broker-dealer and investment adviser fraud, and insider trading. He also conducted parallel civil and criminal investigations with the United States Attorney for the Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania and other federal, state, and local agencies.
Before his service with the SEC, Mr. Southerling was a litigation associate with a prominent Philadelphia law firm. His unique international background includes advanced academic coursework at the University of Hamburg and the Goethe Institute, and employment with two large multinational manufacturing companies, Hauni Werke, AG and Kunstoffe Kruger, AG, in Hamburg, Germany. He is proficient in German.
Mr. Southerling is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania and before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.