Scott Andersen is a 19-year plus former prosecutor and securities enforcement attorney at FINRA, NYSE and the NY State Attorney General’s Investor Protection and Securities bureau. He has spent his career building, prosecuting and defending criminal, civil and administrative securities regulatory enforcement cases. He is principal at Andersen, P.C., a SEC and FINRA defense law firm with a national practice located in NYC. Mr. Andersen from March 2012 to February 2015 was deputy regional chief counsel at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in Los Angeles, where he oversaw all FINRA enforcement cases prosecuted by the Los Angeles office and managed the West region’s attorneys. Mr. Andersen has broad experience with regulatory investigations and enforcement actions. He has led complex criminal and civil prosecutions for the New York State Attorney General’s office, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and FINRA. He has worked on significant matters involving: pump and dump frauds, illegal stock distributions in violation of Section 5, insider trading, research analysts’ conflicts of interest, market timing/late trading, enterprise corruption, stock manipulation, improper sales of complex products, cryptocurrency and digital asset securities, and supervision and supervisory control systems. He has worked on matters with the SEC and the Department of Justice.  His earlier positions include: enforcement director, FINRA, NYC, July 2007 to March 2012; enforcement director, NYSE Regulation, Inc., NYC, December 2004 to July 2007; trial counsel/senior special counsel, NYSE Regulation, Inc., NYC, August 2003 to December 2004; co-chief, Securities Prosecutions Unit, Bureau of Investor Protection and Securities, Office of the New York State Attorney General, NYC, June 1999 to August 2003; and Assistant Attorney General, Office of the New York State Attorney General, NYC, August 1995 to June 1999. He is a cum laude graduate of Albany Law School and is admitted to practice in New York, Massachusetts (inactive), Arizona, the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, and the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York.  Scott is an Adjunct Professor at his alma mater, Albany Law School, where he teaches on securities fraud, financial crimes and internal investigations.


Scott Andersen

Scott Andersen ’92

Adjunct Professor