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Jaclyn Moyer

Partner

Moyer, Jaclyn
Jaclyn Moyer’s practice focuses on securities litigation and enforcement. She has represented Big Four accounting firms, financial institutions, private equity funds, broker-dealers, hedge funds and individuals under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, self-regulatory organizations, and state attorneys general in a variety of matters, including matters involving allegations of financial and accounting fraud, insider trading, disclosure improprieties, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and non-compliance with audit and regulatory standards. She has experience representing clients in parallel civil, regulatory, and criminal proceedings, as well as with complex commercial litigation.

Honors & Awards

Ms. Moyer was selected by her peers as a "Rising Star" in the 2013 edition of Washington DC Super Lawyers.

Publications & News

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September 22, 2017

Why Kokesh Really Matters

In this article published by Law360, Matthew Martens, Jaclyn Moyer and James Lux discuss the inevitable implication of the Supreme Court's reasoning in Kokesh v. SEC.

May 30, 2017

The National Law Journal Names WilmerHale Washington DC Litigation Department of the Year

The National Law Journal has named WilmerHale the 2017 Washington DC Litigation Department of the Year in the General Litigation category.

March 21, 2017

Judge Dismisses Securities Fraud Claims Against Texas Attorney General

The Wall Street Journal reported the dismissal as a “wholesale defeat” of the Securities and Exchange Commission, which had brought the claims in a civil suit.

July 25, 2016

The Scope of SEC Defendants' Jury Trial Right: Part 4

In the final of a series of four articles published by Law360 examining the scope of the Seventh Amendment jury trial right for civil defendants in US SEC enforcement actions, Matthew Martens, Jaclyn Moyer and Derek Woodman address address why, even with regard to otherwise negligence-based securities law violations, the SEC must prove scienter to the jury in order to obtain a second- or third-tier penalty.

July 19, 2016

The Scope of SEC Defendants' Jury Trial Right: Part 3

In the third of a series of four articles published by Law360 examining the scope of the Seventh Amendment jury trial right for civil defendants in US SEC enforcement actions, Matthew Martens, Jaclyn Moyer and Derek Woodman address the issues of reliance and loss (or gain) causation in SEC enforcement actions and the jury's role in assessing such.

July 11, 2016

The Scope of SEC Defendants' Jury Trial Right: Part 2

In the second of a series of four articles published by Law360 examining the scope of the Seventh Amendment jury trial right for civil defendants in US SEC enforcement actions, Matthew Martens, Jaclyn Moyer and Derek Woodman consider how this Seventh Amendment right applies to the determination of the number of violations a defendant committed and thus the number of violations for which the defendant may be liable.

July 1, 2016

The Scope of SEC Defendants' Jury Trial Right: Part 1

In the first of a series of four articles published by Law360 examining the scope of the Seventh Amendment jury trial right for civil defendants in US SEC enforcement actions, Matthew Martens, Jaclyn Moyer and Derek Woodman explain why the Seventh Amendment entitles defendants in SEC enforcement actions brought in federal district court to jury findings with respect to all facts that set the maximum monetary penalty the judge may impose.

January 21, 2016

AML Litigation and Individual Liability: FinCEN's Landmark Haider Case Moves Forward

A federal district court in Minnesota recently held that the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) permits the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to bring suit against individuals for willfully violating the BSA's AML program requirement.

January 4, 2016

WilmerHale Announces 2016 Partner and Special Counsel Elevations

We are pleased to announce the elevation of our new partners and special counsel in 2016.

October 9, 2015

PCAOB Announces First Settled Order with Admissions

Last week, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) joined the list of regulators who will, in certain circumstances, seek admissions of liability from audit firms and individuals in settlements.

Recent Highlights

  • Represented Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who was sued (in his personal capacity) by the SEC for securities fraud, arguing broker-dealer issues at oral argument and obtaining total dismissal with prejudice of all claims at motion to dismiss stage
  • Represented Big Four accounting firms in SEC and PCAOB investigations involving numerous complex accounting and auditing issues
  • Represented financial institutions, hedge funds and individuals in various regulatory and criminal investigations related to high-frequency trading
  • Advised a financial institution in an SEC investigation concerning the marketing of structured notes
  • Represented a financial institution in a federal criminal investigation regarding futures trading
  • Represented a financial institution in connection with a series of high profile law enforcement and regulatory investigations conducted by, among others, the US Department of Justice, the UK Financial Conduct Authority, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve, and the US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
  • Advised hedge funds on intellectual property and other issues arising in the context of examinations being conducted by the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspection & Examinations
  • Represented mutual fund directors in an SEC enforcement investigation
  • Represented a private equity firm and several of its officers in an SEC enforcement investigation
  • Represented a major defense contractor in an inquiry conducted by the Office of the Chief Accountant
  • Represented a Big Four accounting firm in successful motion to dismiss in securities class action. (In re Arthrocare Corp. Securities Litigation, 1:08-cv-00574-SS (W.D. Tex. 2010))  

Pro Bono Work

  • Briefed and argued criminal appeals before the Court of Appeals of Maryland and Maryland Court of Special Appeals, obtaining complete reversal of convictions in Elliott v. State, No. 24, Oct. Term 2010
  • Represented combat veterans in successful appeals from initial denials of disability benefits before the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and the Board of Veteran's Appeals

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Education

JD, magna cum laude, Duke University, 2003

MA, Political Science, Duke University, 2003

AB, summa cum laude, Princeton University, 1999

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Pennsylvania

Clerkships

The Hon. Julia Smith Gibbons, US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2003 - 2004

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