Bio

Kate Lesker represents corporations, regulated entities, and individuals in securities enforcement matters before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and other regulatory authorities. She has extensive experience with internal investigations relating to accounting and disclosure, insider trading, market manipulation, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters.

Ms. Lesker’s matters have included representing:

  • a public company in investigations by the SEC and the DOJ involving allegations of accounting fraud;
  • a global financial services firm in an investigation by the SEC of corporate bond offering sales and trading practices;
  • a senior executive of a public company in an internal investigation regarding potential violations of Regulation FD;
  • a financial advisor in SEC and FINRA investigations involving the federal margin rules;
  • a public company in an internal investigation into potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; and
  • a financial firm in a FINRA insider trading investigation.

Prior to joining Skadden, Ms. Lesker clerked for the Hon. Craig S. Iscoe of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2010
  • B.A., George Washington University, 2006

Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Experience

  • Law Clerk, Hon. Craig S. Iscoe, District of Columbia Superior Court (2010-2011)