Sandra M. Hanna represents public companies, boards of directors, senior officers, broker-dealers, accountants, investment advisers and other companies and individuals in civil, criminal and regulatory matters, including investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice, FINRA, and various other state and federal agencies. Her recent representative matters include cases concerning public company financial reporting and disclosure, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and insider trading. Ms. Hanna has significant experience counseling registered entities in connection with regulatory and compliance issues, and has successfully guided clients through extensive examinations by the SEC and FINRA.
Ms. Hanna is recognized as a nationwide leader in securities enforcement matters in the 2014-2020 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and was recognized as a leading attorney in the area of Securities Regulation in the 2016-2020 editions of The Best Lawyers in America®. She previously served as the Co-Chair of the DC Bar Committee on Broker-Dealer Regulation and SEC Enforcement. Ms. Hanna is also a regular speaker at industry conferences concerning law enforcement matters and corporate governance issues.
Prior to co-founding the firm, Ms. Hanna worked at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, Foley & Lardner LLP and Morrison Foerster. Ms. Hanna also worked in the Summer Honors Program at the Securities and Exchange Commission, in the Division of Enforcement. Prior to attending law school and business school, she ran an entertainment company, where she managed the professional and business careers of a number of Grammy Award-winning musicians.
Ms. Hanna graduated from the United Nations International School in New York City, and from Tufts University (B.A. Sociology, 1993). She received a JD and an MBA from Georgetown University in 2001. She is active in the Georgetown MBA Alumni Advisory Counsel, several charitable organizations, and also devotes significant time to pro bono activities.