Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC is pleased to announce that experienced white collar defense and government investigations attorney Michael K. Lowman has joined the firm as a partner in our White Collar defense, investigations and compliance counseling practice group. Mr. Lowman augments the firm’s existing capabilities, adding deep experience in SEC investigations, securities litigation and counseling, and complex litigation.
Michael Lowman has over 25 years of securities law experience. He has represented clients in matters involving a broad array of securities law issues, including regulatory and internal investigations, 10A investigations, criminal parallel proceedings, SEC enforcement actions, civil litigation and securities law disclosure and compliance. Mr. Lowman has represented domestic and global public companies, their officers and directors, and board committees across an array of industries. He has written extensively on topics that include the FCPA, insider trading and SEC enforcement trends. Mr. Lowman has been a Securities Litigation “Super Lawyer” since 2012.
Relying on his deep trial and litigation experience, Mr. Lowman has also handled high-stakes corporate and commercial cases, including insurance coverage, complex multi-party construction disputes and consumer class actions. He was named a “recommended” lawyer to handle complex commercial disputes in the 2018 Legal 500.
Before entering private practice, Mr. Lowman served as both Senior Counsel and Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel with the SEC’s Division of Enforcement. During this time, he was primary trial counsel in a wide variety of civil and administrative enforcement actions. He investigated and tried complex financial fraud, insider trading, FCPA, broker-dealer and offering fraud cases. He also teamed with federal, state and foreign criminal law enforcement agencies in parallel criminal proceedings and cross-border securities law matters.