(October 8, 2019, Washington, DC) — Steptoe partners Micah Green and Stacie Hartman, who co-chair the firm's Financial Services Group, have been named to The National Law Journal's list of Trailblazers in Finance, Banking & Capital Markets. The list of 35 lawyers is featured in a supplement in the October issue of the legal publication.
For the past three decades, Green has worked directly with key policy makers impacting the regulation of financial entities, products and markets. His approach is to provide clients integrated and efficient representation linking financial regulators who are implementing a statute and the Congress who crafted it.
Green has a deep understanding of the policy-making process with decades of experience representing the players and products in the financial markets throughout the United States and globally. He has represented financial services clients throughout the Dodd-Frank legislative process, continuing into the ongoing rule-making and interpretation process at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and other financial regulators on a wide range of issues. Since the enactment of Dodd-Frank, Green's clients include the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation, the Wholesale Markets Brokers Association, institutional investors, financial guarantors, bond dealers, automated trading firms, crypto asset trading platforms and life insurance companies.
Previously, Green served as president and co-CEO of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, which was formed by a merger between The Bond Market Association and the Securities Industry Association.
Hartman, an accomplished regulatory enforcement lawyer and first-chair trial lawyer and litigator for more than 20 years, leads cases in courts around the country and in enforcement proceedings before the CFTC, SEC, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, National Futures Association, and financial exchanges, and in investigations by the Department of Justice.
Hartman has built a strong enforcement practice and earned a national reputation among derivatives and futures lawyers for strategic, effective advocacy. Her cases have involved allegations of market manipulation, spoofing, self-trading, disruptive trading practices, false statements, failures to supervise, and uncommercial order entry, among others. has a strong track record of helping clients at high risk before the CFTC and DOJ avoid prosecution completely or obtain settlements at record-low penalties.
Hartman's clients include futures commission merchants (independent as well as those that are part of global financial institutions), proprietary trading firms, and financial exchanges. In the derivatives space, Hartman is active and holds leadership positions with several industry groups, including the American Bar Association Derivatives and Futures Law Committee and the Women's White Collar Defense Association.
In more than 100 years of practice, Steptoe has earned an international reputation for vigorous representation of clients before governmental agencies, successful advocacy in litigation and arbitration, and creative and practical advice in structuring business transactions. Steptoe has more than 500 lawyers and other professional staff across offices in Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington. For more information, visit www.steptoe.com.