Having practiced in securities regulation, litigation, and enforcement for more than 30 years, Marc Powers understands the legal, business, and regulatory environment surrounding his clients, where he confidently and aggressively—yet deliberately—acts on behalf of his diverse client base. As Leader of BakerHostetler's Securities Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement and Hedge Fund Industry practices, he is retained for complex securities and business litigation and SEC enforcement investigations, especially those involving high profile parallel proceedings. In the hedge fund industry, Marc's broad experience addresses each client's circumstance individually, providing proactive support throughout all aspects of a fund's operation, from inception to regulatory compliance to unavoidable litigations. Marc is ranked by Chambers USA and Legal 500 as one of New York's leading lawyers in securities and shareholder litigation, and is commended by Chambers "for his impressive handling of high-stakes disputes, in particular in the securities area," (Chambers USA 2015). He has also been recognized as a New York Super Lawyer every year since 2006.
Marc is frequently invited to speak at premier conferences for the securities and hedge fund industries and appears regularly in the media. He spoke at the 2013 annual SIFMA Conference and 2014 and 2015 Managed Funds Association (MFA) Compliance Conferences. Marc has also presented at the 2013 and 2015 SkyBridge Alternatives (SALT) Conferences on Handling and Responding to SEC investigations and the JOBS Act. In May 2015, Marc appeared on Fox Business News discussing the "Five Things to do When the Feds Come Knocking," and has also appeared several times on Bloomberg Television's "Money Moves," where he discussed the government's crackdown on insider trading. Marc's representation of Douglas Faneuil in the government's investigations and criminal trial of Martha Stewart is chronicled in James B. Stewart's book, "Tangled Webs: How False Statements are Undermining America: From Martha Stewart to Bernie Madoff (2011)."