September 08, 2023

Coverage of Adrienne Gurley’s Arrival at Venable

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The arrival of Adrienne Gurley at Venable was covered by Law360, Bloomberg Law, Reuters, Attorney at Law, and the Daily Journal. Ms. Gurley joins Venable as a partner in the Investigations and White Collar Defense Practice in the Los Angeles office.

Ms. Gurley most recently served as senior counsel for a large financial institution, where she was the head of litigation for the private bank. She focused on conducting internal investigations and advising the enterprise on fraud, regulatory, ethics, compliance, Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), data and privacy governance, and global employee relations matters. Prior to this, she was senior counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), where she investigated and prosecuted federal securities law violations, including market manipulation, EB-5 visa program fraud, cryptocurrency, financial fraud, cybersecurity and data breach, offering fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and insider trading. She was an assistant U.S. attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, where she represented the United States in briefing 12 cases and presenting four appellate oral arguments in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and District of Columbia Court of Appeals. In addition, she served as lead prosecutor in 57 criminal trials, including 15 felony jury trials, in the District of Columbia Superior Court. Earlier in her career, Ms. Gurley was an associate with an international law firm, where she represented pharmaceutical companies and technology companies in complex false labeling, unfair competition, and patent infringement cases.

Commenting on her move to Venable, Ms. Gurley said, “I am excited about the opportunity to join Venable and look forward to supporting the firm’s current work in the investigations and white collar defense space, as well as expanding our reach in the LA market.”