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Stavroula E. Lambrakopoulos

Stavroula Lambrakopoulos concentrates her practice in securities enforcement matters, securities and financial services litigation, internal investigations, and broker-dealer regulation. As a partner in the firm's Investigations, Enforcement, and White Collar practice group, she represents corporate and individual clients in enforcement proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, FINRA, and state securities regulators. She also represents financial institutions, corporations, and their officers in complex financial services and securities class actions and individual litigation before federal and state courts at the trial and appellate level. She has first-chaired jury and bench trials in federal and state courts, and defends FINRA securities arbitrations. Her clients include banks and other financial institutions, broker-dealers, investment advisers, hedge funds, trust companies, colleges and universities, and their directors, officers, and employees.

Stavroula served for 10 years in various senior-level positions on Capitol Hill and in state government, concentrating on federal and state legislative initiatives in the areas of energy, environment, health care, and appropriations. As legislative director and staff to the Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Competitiveness, she focused her efforts on energy, consumer protection, and environmental legislation including reauthorizations of Superfund, the Clean Air Act, and RCRA. She also served as the chief lobbyist for the Governor and state of New Jersey.

  • Partner, K&L Gates, 2004 through present
  • Associate, K&L Gates, 1995 through 2003
  • Director, Washington Office of the Governor of New Jersey
  • Legislative Director, U.S. Representative James J. Florio
  • Staff member, Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Competitiveness, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Law clerk, General Counsel’s Office, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Financial Services Regulation Law in Washington, D.C., 2024
  • Named to the Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers list for Securities Litigation, since 2014
  • Director, Board of Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
  • American Bar Association
  • Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), Compliance and Legal Division
  • 100 Women in Finance
  • Women’s White Collar Defense Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • National Hellenic Society
  • Women Executives in State Government, 1990-1993
  • "Managing Internal Investigations While Whistleblowers May Be Whispering in the Government’s Ears," Webcast for the Association of Corporate Counsel, March 2018
  • "Are You Appealing? How to Make Your Case More Attractive to an Appellate Court," Webcast for the Association of Corporate Counsel, June 2017
  • "Hot Topics in Enforcement," Investment Management Conference, Chicago, January 2018
  • "Impact of Regulatory Actions on Private Litigation; Consumer Financial Services Litigation Hot Topics," December 2017
  • "Hot Topics in Enforcement,"  Investment Management Conferences, Washington, D.C., and New York, November 2017
  • "Attorney-Client Privilege for Financial Institutions in Internal Investigations, Audits and Bank Regulatory Exams: Preserving Confidential Information and Work Product, and Navigating Bank Examination Privilege and Section 1828 Selective Waiver," Strafford Publications CLE Webinars, January 2017 and January 2016
  • "Hot Topics in Enforcement," Investment Management Conference, Washington, D.C., November 2016
  • "Demonstrating Leadership and Navigating Ethical Considerations While Being Fire-Tested by a Government Investigation," Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference, September 2016
  • “Navigating Conflicts of Interest to Safer Shores — A Conversation with Julie M. Riewe, Co-Chief, Asset Management Unit, SEC Division of Enforcement," Washington, D.C., May 2015
  • “U.S.-Transatlantic Government Enforcement and Regulatory Action: What You Need to Know,” at “More Enforcers at Your Door” Conference for in-house counsel and compliance officers, London, November 2009
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  • Quoted, “Stavroula Lambrakopoulos on SEC Whistleblower Practice,” Corporate Crime Reporter, 6 March 2024
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