NADER SALEHI is co-head of Sidley’s global Securities Enforcement and Regulatory practice, which received the Chambers USA “Firm of the Year” award in 2019 and 2016 for Financial Services and Securities Regulation as well as the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Law Firm of the Year” designation in Securities Regulation in 2020.
Nader represents investment banks, investment advisers, public companies and senior corporate officers in high-profile and complex matters of enterprise wide significance. This includes a broad range of internal investigations, investigations involving whistle-blower complaints, and investigations prompted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and other Self Regulatory Organizations (SROs) and federal and state regulators. He also serves on the firm’s COVID-19 Task Force.
Nader works with virtually every major bank on Wall Street and he has had a role in almost every major Wall Street sweep over the past several years. His enforcement practice regularly involves the defense of complex product and trading issues, particularly those involving allegations of insider trading, market manipulation, and cross-border misconduct. Nader is a frequent speaker at major industry events, including the SIFMA C&L Annual Conference and PLI’s Broker Dealer Regulation and Enforcement Conference.
Nader has been recognized regularly as a leading lawyer in the area of securities regulation and enforcement by Chambers USA, where he is described by clients as “a phenomenal lawyer,” a “go-to for sensitive internal investigations,” and “an insightful counsel in difficult situations.” He also has been recognized consistently as one the Best Lawyers in America for Securities and Capital Markets matters. Nader began his career in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement in Washington, D.C.
Admissions & Certifications
- District of Columbia
- New York
- University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 1995
- University of Richmond, MBA, 1995
- University of Virginia, B.A., 1992