Joe Lakier is a member of the Broker-Dealer Regulatory, Governance and Disputes practice, advising clients on forensic investigations and providing litigation support. Mr. Lakier has more than ten years of experience working with broker-dealers, consumer banks and wealth and asset managers, helping them solve complex regulatory issues. He routinely conducts fact-finding investigations, large-scale manual and technology assisted reviews, compliance program assessments and implements remediation programs.
Mr. Lakier has led investigations on behalf of financial institutions responding to regulatory inquiries by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Reserve Board, and state regulators in connection with federal and state securities laws and banking regulations.
Mr. Lakier holds an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida, a J.D. from Wayne State University, and a B.A.S. in Computer Science from Michigan Jewish Institute. He is a licensed attorney and a certified fraud examiner. He is an active member of the Federal Bar Council and sits on its First Decade and Diversity committees. He also previously served on the board of the Pipeline to Practice Foundation.