Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that Dean Jeske, recently the Deputy Regional Chief Counsel in the Enforcement Department of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), is returning to the firm’s Securities Enforcement and Litigation Practice. Jeske will again serve as a partner in the Chicago office.
Jeske returns to Foley after spending more than four years supervising enforcement actions in FINRA’s Midwest region, as well as spearheading nationwide investigations and litigation by FINRA. During his tenure, Jeske also counseled FINRA’s Member Regulation department on the federal securities laws and FINRA rules. In that role, he developed expertise in numerous substantive areas identified by securities regulators as priorities, including anti-money laundering, complex products and municipal securities.
“Dean’s insider understanding of regulatory decision makers will build upon our already established national securities and regulatory bench. Our clients and colleagues will benefit from his in-depth insights into FINRA policy considerations and regulatory agency enforcement,” said Beth Boland, chair of the firm’s Securities Enforcement and Litigation Practice.
In addition to his regulatory agency experience, Jeske has an extensive track record advising and defending financial services clients in securities fraud matters, including shareholder class actions and derivative litigation. He has also conducted several large internal investigations on behalf of publicly traded companies. Jeske’s practice will remain similar to his previous time at Foley, with a continued emphasis on regulatory compliance counseling and defending broker-dealers, investment advisers, underwriters, issuers and their employees in enforcement proceedings brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA and other regulatory agencies.
“We are delighted to have Dean rejoining us in our Chicago office. His return will further expand our talented securities and commodities enforcement team in the Midwest and nationally,” said Myles Berman, managing partner of Foley’s Chicago office.