Ms. Bandy represents clients in connection with SEC investigations focused on financial reporting, corporate governance, internal controls and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, as well as conduct involving regulated entities, including broker-dealers, investment advisers and private equity firms. She is a recognized leader in the areas of financial fraud, accounting and issuer disclosure and has extensive experience conducting internal investigations and advising on compliance, risk management and due diligence matters before and after securities-related issues arise. Ms. Bandy has secured successful outcomes in several high-stakes matters, including resolutions on favorable terms and closures of investigations without charges for a wide range of well-known individuals and U.S. and international companies across a diverse variety of industries.
Prior to joining Skadden, Ms. Bandy served for 17 years at the SEC’s Enforcement Division, where she supervised, investigated and brought actions that covered the entire breadth of the SEC’s enforcement authority. She held a number of senior leadership roles, including most recently serving as an associate director in the division’s Washington, D.C. headquarters, where she supervised a large staff of attorneys, market specialists and supervisors on a wide array of enforcement matters.
Committed to inclusion, Ms. Bandy helped lead a task force that established a multidimensional diversity and inclusion action plan for the Enforcement Division and created its first Diversity Committee in the SEC’s headquarters. She is a frequent speaker on SEC enforcement developments, corporate wrongdoing, government investigations, compliance and anti-corruption, and has been a guest lecturer on the topic of securities law at several prestigious law schools around the country.