Andrew M. Calamari is a member of the firm’s practice groups in Government and Internal Investigations, Litigation, and Investment Advisors/Broker-Dealers. He represents clients in securities litigation, enforcement and internal investigations, and accounting-related matters. He also advises regulated entities and persons on compliance and examination issues.
Mr. Calamari came to the Firm from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission where he served as Director of the Commission’s New York Regional Office from October 2012 until October 2017. As Regional Director, he led a staff of approximately 400 enforcement attorneys, accountants, investigators, and compliance examiners, involved in the investigation and prosecution of enforcement actions and the performance of compliance inspections in the New York region. The New York office has responsibility for the largest concentration of SEC-registered financial institutions including more than 4,000 investment banks, investment advisers, broker-dealers, mutual funds, and hedge funds.
Mr. Calamari also was one of the inaugural Co-Chairs of the Enforcement Division’s Broker-Dealer Task Force, a national task force formed in late 2013 to focus on current issues and practices within the broker-dealer community.
Mr. Calamari began his SEC tenure in 2000 as an enforcement attorney and rose through the ranks to ultimately lead the SEC’s New York office.
Before joining the SEC, Mr. Calamari spent nearly 15 years in private law practice, including as a litigation partner at Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine. He began his career as a law clerk to the Honorable John M. Cannella, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.
In 2002, Mr. Calamari received the Chairman’s Award for Excellence for his efforts to promote real time enforcement. In 2003, he received the agency’s Arthur F. Mathews Award, which is awarded annually to an SEC employee who has been consistently creative in applying the federal securities laws for the benefit of investors. In 2008, Mr. Calamari received the Stanley Sporkin Award, which is one of the SEC’s top awards for its enforcement officials.
As a senior enforcement official, Mr. Calamari participated in numerous programs as a panelist or speaker to promote the SEC’s enforcement and examination programs.
American Bar Association; New York County Lawyers Association