Throughout his twenty-plus years practicing law, Adriaen has achieved superior results for clients—individuals and companies—in civil litigation, government investigations, criminal prosecutions, internal compliance issues, and a wide variety of other high-stakes matters. He brings to every case the judgment, knowledge, and skills gained in developing, investigating, and pursuing enforcement actions as a Senior Counsel at the Division of Enforcement of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in representing executives and corporations as a partner at international law firms, and in leading the litigation and compliance departments of Fortune 200 public companies as chief litigation counsel and chief ethics and compliance officer. This experience informs the strategies he develops and tactics he employs on behalf of his clients.

LOCATION: Washington, DC

LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN: State Bar Admissions: Virginia, California, District of Columbia Court Admissions: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Fifth Circuit, and Armed Forces, U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, Southern District of California, District of Columbia, and District of Maryland.


PRIOR FIRM(S): Crowell & Moring  |  LeClairRyan   |  Mayer Brown

LAW SCHOOL: University of Richmond

ADVANCED DEGREES: LLM, Securities and Financial Regulation, Georgetown University Law Center, 2003


Government Investigations

(False Claims, FCPA and Anti-Corruption, SEC Investigations, White Collar Defense)

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

(Administrative Agency Proceedings, Appellate — Appeals and Writs, Arbitration and Mediation, Commercial/Contract Disputes, Financial Services, Privacy and Data Protection, Securities, White Collar Defense)

INDUSTRY: Financial Services, Government Contracts, Public Companies, Accounting and Auditing