Michael K. Lowman Esq.

Jenner & Block LLP
Lowman, Michael K.

Michael K. Lowman is a Partner in Jenner & Block's Washington, D.C., office and a member of the firm's litigation department.  Drawing on his years of experience as counsel for the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Enforcement, he represents public companies and their officers and directors in SEC investigations, securities class actions, individual suits by securities holders and derivative actions.  Mr. Lowman has also handled many high stakes corporate and commercial cases, ranging from complex multi-party construction matters and commercial contract litigation to insurance coverage disputes and consumer class action defense.  Mr. Lowman has also served as an expert witness on behalf of foreign securities regulators concerning international cross-border securities investigations.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Lowman served for five years as an attorney at the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, serving as both as Senior Counsel and as Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel. During this time, he acted as primary trial counsel in a wide variety of civil and administrative enforcement actions. He investigated and, where necessary, tried complex financial fraud cases and also worked closely with federal, state and foreign criminal law enforcement agencies in parallel criminal proceedings arising out of SEC investigations. He received two Division Director Awards for his contributions to the Commission as a trial attorney.  Mr. Lowman is a member of the firm’s Securities Litigation and Enforcement, Class Action and Securities Practices.  He serves the firm as a member of its Associate Development and Evaluation Committee.  He received his B.A. from the State University of New York Buffalo and his J.D. from American University.

He is co-author of Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 15-4th, Inside Information: Prevention of Abuse.  The title is also available as part of the Bloomberg BNA Securities Practice Portfolio Series (No. 238).  This portfolio volume addresses the obligations of a U.S. public company and its insiders arising from the possession of material nonpublic information concerning the company or its securities. After initially discussing what information is deemed to be material and nonpublic, the portfolio then analyzes the prohibitions against insider trading, the scope of the company's obligation to disclose material information, and the formulation of corporate procedures that promote compliance with the insider trading prohibitions and disclosure requirements. The portfolio also discusses potential liabilities and statutory defenses for insider trading, as well as the liability for short-swing profits under Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.