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David Lipton


George Borden


Ernesto Lanza  

 Jeffrey S. Puretz



Michael Ryan




E. Andrew Southerling


Joseph K. Brenner
Chief Counsel, Division of Enforcement, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington, D.C.

Mr. Brenner currently serves as Chief Counsel of the Division of Enforcement of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He previously was a Partner and Vice-Chair of the Securities Department at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in Washington, D.C. In private practice, his focus was on securities enforcement and related civil and criminal investigations and litigation. Mr. Brenner received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1979, his J.D. degree from Georgetown University in 1982, and served as the Managing Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.






Greg Faragasso taught at CUA for 14 years. He remains in close contact with the School and the students. He has been in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement since 1991. During his tenure with the SEC, he has been responsible for numerous significant cases across a broad range of areas, including financial fraud, offering fraud, insider trading, prime bank, disclosure, manipulation, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Ponzi scheme, auditor independence, broker-dealer, transfer agent and delinquent filing.    



William J. Kotapish Assistant Director, Office of Insurance Products U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Teaches Securities Regulation: Mutual Funds and Investment Advisers Act 

Mark Ruddy, an alumnus and adjunct professor to the securities program, is founder of a boutique law firm catering to commodity traders and other participants in the financial derivatives markets.



 John Arnholz



 Patrick J. McCarty




David A. Vaughan