Elaine C. Greenberg

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

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Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Phone 1: (202) 331-3106


Washington DC


Litigation | Securities Litigation | White Collar Defense & Special Investigations | Financial Regulatory & Compliance | Corporate Governance & Compliance | Banking & Financial Services | Public Finance | Investment Management

Elaine C. Greenberg has over 30 years of securities law experience, including a 25-year tenure at the SEC. Her practice focuses on SEC, FINRA, DOJ, State Attorneys General and other securities and financial services regulatory matters, examinations, investigations, enforcement actions, and litigation; white collar defense and corporate investigations; and public finance. She has represented, advised, and counseled: major financial institutions and other financial services firms and their associated persons, including banks, underwriters, broker-dealers, investment advisers, investment companies, and municipal advisors; issuers of securities, including public companies and their officers and directors, and state and local governmental entities and their officials; and other organizations and individuals. Prior to entering private practice, Elaine served as a senior officer in the SEC’s Enforcement Division in dual roles. As the inaugural Chief of the Specialized Unit for Municipal Securities and Public Pensions, she built and led a nationwide unit to oversee the SEC’s enforcement efforts in the multitrillion-dollar municipal securities and public pensions marketplaces. As Associate Director of the Philadelphia Regional Office, she was responsible for overseeing the SEC’s enforcement program in the Mid-Atlantic region. Elaine possesses deep institutional knowledge of SEC policies, practices and procedures. She is nationally recognized for producing high-impact enforcement actions, bringing cases of first impression, and negotiating precedent-setting settlements. Elaine has shared her vast experience through frequent speaking engagements and has been often quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Law360, Reuters and The Bond Buyer.

Practice Areas

  • Compliance Counseling
  • Corporate Crime
  • Corporate Governance
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • Financial Services
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Government Investigations
  • Insider Trading
  • Internal Investigations
  • SEC Enforcement
  • Securities & Futures Regulation
  • Securities Litigation
  • State Attorney Generals
  • White Collar Crime