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Arian M. June

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June, Arian M.

Arian June has extensive experience with advising clients in government and internal investigations of potential securities law violations, including insider trading, financial reporting violations, broker-dealer supervisory matters and accountant liability cases. She has represented institutional and individual clients in a variety of investigations before government regulators, including the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and the New York Attorney General, and in other regulatory investigations before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, criminal proceedings, and parallel civil litigation.

Ms. June also advises clients on various facets of the Dodd-Frank Act, including the implementation and impact of the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program. As a member of the firm’s Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Working Group, Ms. June closely monitors the developments surrounding the whistleblower rules and regulations, helps clients review current legal compliance and audit systems, counsels on response policies and procedures relating to potential or actual violations, and advises on implementing anti-retaliation policies. She also publishes frequently in this area.

Ms. June joined the firm as an associate in 2006 and returned in 2008 after completing a judicial clerkship at the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. June was a law clerk in the Fraud and Public Corruption Section of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, where she assisted in prosecutions involving securities fraud, mail and wire fraud and tax evasion.

Publications, Presentations and Speaking Engagements 

  • "Recent Developments in Qui Tam, IRS, and SEC Whistleblower Rewards Claims," panel presentation at a District of Columbia Bar CLE Program (Washington DC) (July 22, 2014).
  • "Understanding the Global Reach of U.S. Whistleblower Anti-Retaliation Protections," Bloomberg BNA World Securities Law Report, Vol. 20, No. 7. (July 14, 2014).
  • "Attorneys Caught in the Ethical Crosshairs: Secretkeepers as Bounty Hunters Under the SEC Whistleblower Rules," Bloomberg BNA Securities Regulation & Law Report, Vol. 46, No. 711 (April 14, 2014).
  • “Governance Regulations Under Dodd-Frank,” panel presentation at the American Bar Association: Business Law Section 2014 Spring Meeting (Los Angeles, California) (April 11, 2014).
  • "Don’t Tread on Whistleblowers: Mitigating and Managing Retaliation Risks—Part II," Bloomberg BNA Securities Regulation & Law Report, Vol. 46, No. 167 (January 27, 2014).
  • "Don’t Tread on Whistleblowers: Mitigating and Managing Retaliation Risks," Bloomberg BNA Securities Regulation & Law Report, Vol. 46, No. 77 (January 13, 2014).
  • "Trends in Insider Trading Investigations Part II: How to Navigate Expert Networks," Bloomberg BNA Securities Regulation & Law Report, Vol. 45, No. 2255 (December 9, 2013).
  • "Trends in Insider Trading Investigations Part I: How to Navigate Political Intelligence," Bloomberg BNA Securities Regulation & Law Report, Vol. 45, No. 2041 (November 4, 2013).
  • "Expected Renewed SEC Emphasis on Accounting Fraud," Law360, (October 4, 2013).
  • "Dispatches From the Whistleblower Front: Five Common Pitfalls For Companies to Avoid," Bloomberg BNA Securities Regulation & Law Report, Vol. 45,  No. 1345, (July 22, 2013).
  • "Year Three of the SEC Whistleblower Program: Will It Turbocharge SEC Enforcement?," Bloomberg BNA Securities Regulation & Law Report, Vol. 45,  No. 890, (May 13, 2013).
  • Speaking Engagement, Sadie T.M. Alexander Commemorative Conference, University of Pennsylvania Law School (January 24, 2013).
  • "Preparing for the Deluge: How to Respond When Employees Speak Up and Report Possible Compliance Violations," Bloomberg BNA Securities Regulation & Law Report, Vol. 44, No. 922, (May 7, 2012).
  • "Get Ahead of the Bus or Be Hit by the Bus: Practical Strategies for Meeting the Challenges and Mitigating the Risks of the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program," Bloomberg BNA Securities Regulation & Law Report, Vol. 44, No. 526, (March 12, 2012).
  •  Presentation, “Ethical Considerations for Attorneys Acting as Whistleblowers Under Dodd-Frank,” Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Center on Corporate Governance (February 28, 2012).
  • "CFTC and SEC Whistleblower Bounties: Largely Similar But Important Differences Remain," WilmerHale Client Alert, (August 22, 2011). Republished in Journal of Investment Compliance, Vol. 13, No. 1, (2012).
  • "SEC Whistleblower Bounties: 10 Things Companies Can Do Right Now To Stay Ahead," WilmerHale Client Alert, (August 4, 2011). Republished in Market Solutions, Vol. 20, No. 3, (September 2011).
  • "SEC Approves Sweeping Whistleblower Bounty Regime," WilmerHale Client Alert, (May 27, 2011).

Recent Highlights

  • Represented a broker-dealer in a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority investigation of alleged supervisory violations
  • Represented a hedge fund in a Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement investigation involving alleged insider trading activity
  • Represented a broker-dealer in an internal investigation regarding whistleblower claims alleging regulatory reporting violations
  • Represented international accounting firm in a parallel Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and Securities and Exchange Commission investigation involving alleged accounting and auditing violations
  • Represented a former director in a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation regarding alleged insider trading activity
  • Represented a former CEO in a Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement investigation involving executive perquisites
  • Represented a hedge fund in a New York Attorney General inquiry regarding trading activity
  • Represented an audit manager from a global accounting firm in a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation of alleged violations of the auditor independence rules 

Honors & Awards

  •  Selected as a "Rising Star" in the 2014 edition of Washington DC Super Lawyers

Publications & News

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July 14, 2014

Understanding the Global Reach of U.S. Whistleblower Anti-Retaliation Protections

An article by William McLucas, Laura Wertheimer and Arian June, published in the July 2014 edition of Bloomberg BNA's World Securities Law Report, Vol. 20, No. 7.

April 25, 2014

WilmerHale Attorneys Recognized in Annual Washington DC Super Lawyers Listing

The annual edition of the Washington DC Super Lawyers magazine, published by The Washington Post Magazine, released its 2014 listing which includes 37 WilmerHale attorneys.

April 16, 2014

Whistleblower Working Group Members Publish Series on Mitigating Risks under Dodd-Frank Act

Members of WilmerHale's Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Working Group recently published an article series in the January and April editions of Bloomberg BNA's Securities Regulation & Law Report.

April 14, 2014

Attorneys Caught in the Ethical Crosshairs: Secretkeepers as Bounty Hunters
Under the SEC Whistleblower Rules

An article by William McLucas, Laura Wertheimer and Arian June, published in the April 14, 2014 edition of Bloomberg BNA's Securities Regulation & Law Report, Vol. 46, No. 711.

March 11, 2014

US Supreme Court Upholds Broad Scope of Sarbanes-Oxley Act Whistleblower Protection

Last week, the US Supreme Court issued an important decision addressing whether Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) (codified at 18 U.S.C. § 1514A) limits protection from retaliation to the employees of public companies, or if it also covers employees of contractors to a public company.

January 27, 2014

Don’t Tread on Whistleblowers: Mitigating and Managing Retaliation Risks—Part II

An article by William McLucas, Laura Wertheimer and Arian June, published in the January 27, 2014 edition of Bloomberg BNA's Securities Regulation & Law Report, Vol. 46, No. 167.

January 13, 2014

Don’t Tread on Whistleblowers: Mitigating and Managing Retaliation Risks

An article by William McLucas, Laura Wertheimer and Arian June, published in the January 13, 2014 edition of Bloomberg BNA's Securities Regulation & Law Report, Vol. 46, No. 77.

December 9, 2013

Trends in Insider Trading Investigations Part II: How to Navigate Expert Networks

An article by Arian June, published in the December 9, 2013 edition of Bloomberg BNA's Securities Regulation & Law Report, Vol. 45, No. 2255.

November 4, 2013

Trends in Insider Trading Investigations Part I: How to Navigate Political Intelligence

An article by Arian June, published in the November 4, 2013 edition of Bloomberg BNA's Securities Regulation & Law Report, Vol. 45, No. 2041.

October 4, 2013

Expect Renewed SEC Emphasis On Accounting Fraud

An article by Arian June, published in the October 4, 2013 edition of Law360.

Professional Activities

Ms. June is a member of the following boards and committees:

  • Board of Trustees, Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
  • Director, Publications Board, Business Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, Alumni Chapter Board, University of Maryland’s College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

Community Involvement

Ms. June has served as a volunteer for the Judicial Resources Committee of the United States Judicial Conference and Just The Beginning Foundation Judicial Internship Diversity Project.

Practices

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Education

JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2006, Senior Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review; Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholar

BA, Government and Politics, cum laude, University of Maryland, 2003

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Maryland

United States Supreme Court

Clerkships

Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth, US District Court for the District of Columbia, 2007 - 2008