Bret A. Finkelstein has joined Lane Powell as an attorney in the Firm’s Securities Litigation Practice Group. Finkelstein previously worked as a securities litigation associate in Arnold & Porter LLP’s New York City office.
Finkelstein focuses his practice on securities and corporate governance litigation, government and internal investigations, and professional liability litigation. He has considerable experience defending clients in matters before government regulatory bodies including the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Finkelstein has also represented companies and individuals in the health care and pharmaceutical industries in investigations by the federal government and in civil litigation. Prior to entering law school, Finkelstein practiced as an accountant for four years at Ernst & Young, where he performed financial statement audits for a variety of public companies and other entities.
Finkelstein received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Boston University School of Law and his B.A. in Accounting from the University of Washington.
Doug Greene, Chair of Lane Powell’s Securities Litigation Practice Group, welcomed Finkelstein: “We are pleased to add yet another strong lateral lawyer from an elite national law firm to our growing Securities Litigation Practice Group, which defends clients and cases around the country from our Pacific Northwest headquarters. Bret is a native of Seattle, and we welcome him home. He’s an accomplished lawyer, and he’ll be a great colleague. His accounting background will help us serve our clients better in financial-statement cases.”
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