Alexander Charap focuses his practice on securities litigation and enforcement matters. He represents individual and corporate clients in governmental and internal investigations, including matters involving the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Department of Justice, the Federal Reserve Board, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, securities self-regulatory organizations, and the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Mr. Charap has particular experience representing financial institutions and other highly regulated entities.
Mr. Charap's recent matters include representing JPMorgan in connection with various law enforcement and regulatory investigations arising out of the "London Whale" trading losses. Other recent representative matters have involved trading and sales practice, internal controls, disclosure and reporting, securities valuation, market access, cybersecurity, and high-frequency trading.
While pursuing his legal education, Mr. Charap completed internships at the SEC's Division of Enforcement and the New York State Insurance Department.
- Represented JPMorgan in connection with various law enforcement and regulatory investigations arising out of the London Whale trading losses, including assisting with the company's response to the governmental inquiries (DOJ, SEC, CFTC, OCC, Federal Reserve and others); responding to the investigation by the US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and related hearings; and in connection with the issuance of its January 2013 Management Task Force Report
- Represented a financial institution in a regulatory investigation related to high-frequency trading
- Represented a financial institution in a regulatory investigation concerning alleged theft of customer information
- Represented an Audit Committee in an SEC and DOJ investigation into director and officer expense reimbursement practices
- Represented multiple financial institutions in FINRA and SEC investigations involving alleged violations of the Market Access Rule
- Performed investigation on behalf of clients defrauded in multi-million dollar investment scheme, contributing to successful prosecution of perpetrator
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JD, University of Michigan Law School, 2011cum laude
BA, University of Michigan, Honors College, 2008