Ian D. Roffman is a partner in the Litigation Department and a member of the Securities Enforcement and Litigation and Government Investigations and White Collar Defense practice groups. An experienced trial attorney, Ian joined the firm in 2007 after serving as senior trial counsel in the Boston office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Ian specializes in SEC defense, securities litigation, corporate governance disputes, government investigations and complex civil litigation. His clients include executives and directors of public companies and financial services firms, investment advisors and brokers, corporate boards, board committees, and companies. He also conducts internal investigations for boards and management, and advises companies and individuals concerning SEC, FINRA and state securities investigations, and corporate governance matters.
In 2011, Ian was named as one of the Boston Business Journal’s “40 under 40.” He has been recognized as a “future star” by the Benchmark lawyer’s guide. While at the SEC, Ian received the Enforcement Director’s Award and the Chairman’s Award for Excellence. Ian has been quoted on the SEC and corporate governance by many media outlets and is a frequent speaker and lecturer before bar, industry and academic organizations.
In addition, Ian has also represented artists and musicians in various types of matters. His work on their behalf was recently recognized by the Massachusetts Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts with the Robert B. Fraser Award for pro bono excellence.
From 2001- 2007, Ian worked for the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, rising to the position of senior trial counsel in the Boston office. Prior to joining the SEC, Ian was a litigation associate at Skadden Arps. Ian is also active in a number of non-profit, community and bar organizations.