BRAEDEN ANDERSON is an associate in New York City within Sidley’s Securities Enforcement and Regulatory group, which received the 2019 Chambers USA Award for Financial Services Regulation, and was named the “Law Firm of the Year” for Securities Regulation in 2021, 2020, and 2017 by U.S. News – Best Lawyers. He focuses his practice on regulatory enforcement actions and government investigations involving securities. Braeden regularly assists with the representation of financial institutions, investment advisers, public companies, and senior officers in connection with investigations (as well as defense of investigations) generally initiated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the New York State Attorney General (NYAG), other Self-Regulatory Organizations (SROs), and various other federal and state financial regulators.
Prior to joining Sidley, Braeden worked at FINRA in their New York office as an enforcement extern. While at FINRA, Braeden assisted in the legal investigations of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), crowdfunded projects, unregistered securities offerings, and other tokenized securities. He also participated in FINRA on-the-record interviews (OTRs) and performed legal analysis concerning suitability, excessive trading, fraud, inadequate supervision, and various other areas of enforcement regarding broker-dealers, financial advisors, and other registered representatives.
In addition to his legal efforts, Braeden also serves as an adjunct professor of business law at Monroe College in the Bronx, New York, and is the Chairman of the Corporate Law Section of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA). Prior to entering law practice, Braeden played basketball for the Seton Hall Pirates where he won the Big East Conference Championship while attending law school.