Jonathan S. Pressman



Jonathan Pressman represents investment banks, asset management firms, and current and former senior executives, traders and employees in investigations by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), US Attorney's Offices and the US Department of Justice, FINRA, stock exchanges and other securities self-regulatory organizations, and state securities enforcement authorities. Mr. Pressman also represents public companies, board committees and individuals in internal investigations concerning financial accounting, executive compensation and internal controls. 

Mr. Pressman has extensive experience advising and defending trading and post-trade firms including exchanges, alternative trading systems, and clearing firms regarding compliance with securities laws and regulations.

Recent representative matters have involved trading and sales practices, SRO rulemaking and rule compliance, direct market access controls, creation and marketing of complex financial products, municipal finance (MSRB compliance), research rules, broker-dealer supervision, information barriers, soft dollars, securities valuation, corporate accounting and disclosure, share class selection, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Recent public company experience includes representations of board committees in independent investigations into revenue recognition issues, including acting as the primary interface on behalf of board committees with the Department of Justice, the SEC, and the company's public accountants.  

Mr. Pressman is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Publications & News


December 17, 2015

Barclays Completes Sale of its US Wealth & Investment Management Business to Stifel Financial

On December 4, 2015, Barclays PLC completed the sale of its US Wealth & Investment Management Business to Stifel Financial Corp. WilmerHale represented Barclays through this transaction, which was announced on June 8, 2015.

April 17, 2015

WilmerHale Honored by New York’s City Bar Justice Center

On April 1, a group of lawyers from the firm’s New York office attended the City Bar Justice Center’s 10th annual gala, where WilmerHale and IBM were honored for their leadership and dedication to public service.

December 23, 2014

Recent Insider Trading Decision

On December 10, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an opinion in United States v. Newman that could be the most consequential insider trading decision in a generation, but for reasons that virtually no one anticipated.

November 13, 2007

WilmerHale Names New Partners and Counsel for 2008

Speaking Engagements

September 26, 2007

WilmerHale Hedge Fund Client Briefing

New York, New York

Professional Activities

Mr. Pressman is a member of the Federal Bar Council and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.


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JD, cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1999, Articles Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review; Order of the Coif

BS, cum laude, New York University, 1994

Bar Admissions

New York


New Jersey


The Hon. Max Rosenn, US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2000 - 2001

The Hon. Norma L. Shapiro, US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1999 - 2000

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