Nathan M. Erickson is special counsel in the Litigation Department and the White Collar Criminal Defense and Securities Enforcement Practice, resident in Washington, DC. He joined the Firm in 2005.
Mr. Erickson’s practice is focused on white collar criminal and regulatory matters, as well as internal investigations and parallel civil litigations. Mr. Erickson has represented individuals and companies in a broad range of industries in connection with criminal, regulatory, compliance and enforcement matters involving the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, the Department of Justice, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations for the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, and various state attorneys general and other government regulators and self-regulatory organizations. Mr. Erickson's pro bono experience includes representation of the Innocence Project and the Innocence Network in connection with Amicus Curiae briefs submitted in litigations filed on behalf of wrongfully convicted defendants who are seeking exoneration.
Mr. Erickson's notable recent representations include:
- A financial insurance company in connection with regulatory investigations and related civil litigations related to the 2008 financial crisis;
- A hedge fund founder and chief executive officer in connection with criminal and civil insider trading investigations;
- An asset manager in connection with a DOJ investigation into valuation issues concerning the packaging and sale of residential mortgage-backed securities;
- An asset manager in connection with an SEC investigation concerning the structuring and management of collateralized debt obligations;
- An investor in connection with an insider trading investigation related to the activities of government affairs lobbyists;
- A "Big Four" accounting firm executive in connection with a financial fraud investigation involving one of the firm's public company audit clients;
- A "Big Four" accounting firm in connection with an investigation involving auditor independence issues;
- An investment adviser in connection with an SEC industry sweep into structured credit trading and valuation practices;
- An investment management company in connection with an SEC industry examination concerning compliance with the Investment Adviser Act's "pay-to-play" rule;
- A public utility in connection with an internal compliance review and assessment of energy trading practices under the Federal Power Act; and
- A global financial institution in connection with an internal investigation into compliance with state escheatment laws.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Erickson was an extern at the US Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC.
Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions
District of Columbia