Linda Lerner Esq.

Crowell & Moring LLP

Linda Lerner is a Partner in the Corporate, Financial Services and White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement groups of Crowell & Moring LLP. She has extensive experience with regulatory and compliance issues relating to broker-dealer registration and compliance, municipal advisor registration, public and private securities sales, market making, and market structure issues.

Prior to joining Crowell in 2011, Ms. Lerner spent seven years at Debevoise & Plimpton as broker-dealer regulatory counsel. Ms. Lerner also served for 12 years as General Counsel at Domestic Securities, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, where she focused on a wide range of broker-dealer regulatory and compliance issues. During this time, she served on several NASD and Nasdaq committees, including the Membership Application Review Committee, the Market Operations Review Committee and the Trading Rules Subcommittee of the Quality of Markets Committee, and was a frequent lecturer on regulatory and market structure matters. Before joining Domestic Securities, she spent 15 years in private practice, working as an associate and a partner at New York law firms.

She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School, an M.S. in Social Work from Columbia University and her B.A. from Brandeis University.

Ms. Lerner is a co-author of Bloomberg BNA Securities Practice Portfolio Series No. 381, Broker-Dealer Registration: Demystifying the Process.