Celiza Bragança

Braganca Law LLC

Lisa Bragança recovers investment losses, protects whistleblowers, and represents individuals in SEC, FINRA, and other regulatory investigations. Lisa is a former Branch Chief in the SEC Division of Enforcement, where she handled investigations of misconduct by brokers, investment advisers, and senior corporate executives. At the SEC, she investigated offering fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, accounting (financial) fraud by a publicly-traded subprime auto lender, and market manipulation through spoofing and other means.

In private practice, Lisa has recovered millions of dollars of investor losses from brokers, investment advisers, and insurance companies. Lisa has also successfully represented individuals and entities in SEC investigations, including recent investigations of the cryptocurrency industry.

Lisa was selected by her peers as a Leading Lawyer in 2018. She is a NITA trial practice and deposition skills instructor, a member of the Trial Bar for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the Women’s White Collar Defense Association, the Public Investor Arbitration Bar Association, and Vice Chair of the CBA Securities Law Committee. She has been a guest lecturer at the St. John’s University Law School Investor Protection Clinic on trial practice.

Lisa has an M.B.A., J.D., and A.B. from the University of Chicago. You can follow Lisa on Twitter at @LisaBraganca and find her blog at https://SECDefenseAttorney.com/blog.

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Bitcoin and Blockchain for Lawyers

Columbus GH

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