Ms. Beaudreault defends clients in complex SEC, FINRA and criminal investigations and proceedings. She has represented countless hedge fund and private equity fund managers, financial institutions, public companies and their officers, directors and employees in SEC, FINRA and criminal investigations and proceedings. Her cases have covered the waterfront of securities regulators’ inquiries, including: insider trading, financial reporting, adviser fiduciary issues, trading practices, disclosures, investment adviser and broker-dealer registration, reasonableness of supervision, valuation, “pay to play,” FCPA, revocation of registration, mergers, offerings and ponzi schemes.
Ms. Beaudreault’s advisory practice focuses on counseling hedge funds, broker-dealers, investment advisers and proprietary traders on regulatory matters, disclosures, filings, offering and marketing materials, compliance and best practices, and on the adequacy and effectiveness of their compliance procedures and programs.
From 1998-2003, Ms. Beaudreault served as Senior Counsel and staff attorney in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement, where she conducted numerous securities investigations and prosecuted several high-profile cases. After her tenure at the SEC, and prior to joining Murphy & McGonigle, Ms. Beaudreault was a partner at a major law firm in Washington, D.C., counsel at Shearman & Sterling in New York and in-house counsel for regulatory matters at Bank of America and Merrill Lynch.
Ms. Beaudreault is a recognized expert and frequent speaker and author on insider trading and other areas of significant risk to the hedge fund and financial services industries. She has authored the chapter “Insider Trading Investigations” in the Practising Law Institute publication “SEC Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book 2015”.
Ms. Beaudreault serves on the private funds committee of the National Society of Compliance Professionals. Ms. Beaudreault has been recognized as a New York Super Lawyer (2012-2016) and a Top Attorney In New York as published by the New York Times Magazine (2014).