Lisa Bragança protects individuals and businesses from being bilked by Wall Street and bullied by regulators. She knows how to get important information to securities regulators early, before they have reached a decision on whether to charge and what to charge. Lisa served as a Branch Chief in the Division of Enforcement of the Chicago Office of the Securities & Exchange Commission, where she handled investigations of accounting fraud, Ponzi schemes, insider trading, churning, and unsuitability. While at the SEC, Lisa collaborated with the federal criminal prosecutors in securities fraud investigations at major corporations.
Since leaving the SEC, Lisa has represented financial advisors, company employees, executives, CEOs and others in SEC, FINRA, and state securities regulatory investigations and litigation. Lisa has assisted people in determining whether and how to report violations of securities laws to the SEC Office of the Whistleblower and other government agencies. Lisa has recovered millions of dollars in investor losses via court litigation and arbitration.
Lisa is a triple graduate of the University of Chicago. She has a B.A. (with honors) and J.D./M.B.A. (Order of the Coif, honors). She is a member of the Women's White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA), the Public Investor Advocate Bar Association (PIABA), the Chicago Bar Association (CBA), and the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA). She is often asked to comment on securities regulation by media like CNBC, Fox Business News, CoinDesk.TV, and leading securities news outlets.