When the SEC seeks disgorgement, is it asking for a fine, a forfeiture, or an equitable remedy outside the reach of the current statute of limitations? On Friday, 13 January 2017, the Supreme Court in Kokesh v. SEC, No. 16-529, granted review of the Tenth Circuit’s ruling in that an…
Laura K. Clinton is a partner in Baker & McKenzie’s Washington, DC office. She assists clients involved in securities litigation and complex commercial disputes. She has significant court experience, having conducted civil and felony jury trials, bench trials, and a wide variety of administrative hearings and arbitrations. She represents clients before all levels of the Washington state courts and in federal courts throughout the country. Currently, Ms. Clinton represents numerous victims of the Madoff Ponzi scheme in adversary proceedings brought by the trustee for the bankruptcy estate of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities. Ms. Clinton focuses her pro bono work on issues affecting survivors of domestic violence, and has counseled in domestic violence cases for agencies including the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, the King County Domestic Violence Revision Squad, and DV LEAP. In fact, she was repeatedly recognized by the Washington State Bar Association for her pro bono legal work. She argued the Washington Supreme Court case that set standards for the protection of domestic violence victims, and has authored several recent amicus briefs on legal issues affecting survivors of violence.