Lori Echavarria is a Los Angeles-based partner at WilmerHale who represents public companies (including many household names), corporate officers, financial institutions, hedge funds and other financial market participants facing government investigations and potential enforcement actions. She brings a deep understanding to this work, having previously spent more than 15 years at the US Securities and Exchange Commission, where she most recently served as associate regional director and head of the enforcement program for the Los Angeles Regional Office.
Echavarria’s recent successes include representing clients in SEC investigations with several terminations of the investigation from the SEC without any action against her clients, or with settlements resolving the matters. This work often involves internal investigations, responding to document requests from the SEC, and preparing reports for the SEC. She has also conducted internal investigations for entities to resolve questions or allegations of potential violations of law.