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 frequently invited to speak at premier conferences for the securities and hedge fund industries and appears regularly in the media commenting on the SEC and insider trading cases. Most recently, Marc spoke at the May 2014 Managed Funds Association (MFA) Compliance Conference on a panel that highlighted "The Latest on Hedge Fund Law Enforcement Issues." He also presented at the May 2013 SkyBridge Alternatives (SALT) Conference on a panel titled, "JOBS Act: What Does it Mean for Your Firm?" Additionally, Marc appeared on Bloomberg Television's "Money Moves," where he discussed the coordinated effort between the United States Attorney and the SEC to crack down on insider trading and "failure to supervise" charges against SAC Capital and its founder. Marc's representation of Douglas Faneuil in the government's insider trading investigations and the criminal trial of Martha Stewart is chronicled in Pulitzer prize-winning author James B. Stewart's book, "Tangled Webs: How False Statements are Undermining America: From Martha Stewart to Bernie Madoff (2011)." Marc is ranked by Chambers USA in Litigation: Securities in New York.