Neil Lang represents public companies, their officers and directors, brokers, investment advisers and individuals in government and regulatory investigations, enforcement and litigation involving, among others, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Department of Justice (DOJ), state regulatory agencies, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and private litigants. He advises public companies, broker-dealers, investment advisers and financial institutions on federal and state regulatory matters, disclosure issues and compliance matters.
A member of Sutherland's Litigation practice group, Neil helped build the firm's Securities Enforcement and Litigation and White Collar Defense Practice teams. He has more than 25 years of experience in securities enforcement, compliance, corporate governance disclosure issues, internal investigations and litigation.
A former chief trial attorney for the Division of Enforcement of the SEC, Neil has litigated dozens of cases involving allegations of financial fraud, fair value improprieties, market manipulation, insider trading, accounting irregularities and proxy violations. He was also an Executive Vice President and General Counsel of a publicly traded financial institution. He brings years of enforcement, regulatory and business experience to his practice, as well as an insider's working knowledge of the SEC's perspectives and public company internal dynamics and pressures.
Sutherland represents publicly traded BDC in joint SEC and DOJ investigation into fair value and financial statement matters.
Sutherland successfully conducts internal investigation and defends broker-dealer affiliate of insurer in FINRA investigation into allegations of suitability, supervision and other matters.
Sutherland successfully conducts internal investigation into allegations of improper revenue recognition and management integrity.
Awards and Rankings
Recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America in the area of litigation - securities (2015)
Named in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of litigation, securities law and securities regulation (2008-2016)
Selected for inclusion into Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers (2012-2015)
(Also at New York, New York Office)