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August, 2015 - Portland, Maine



Former Head of Oklahoma Department of Securities Joins Verrill Dana


Portland, ME (8/18/2015) Verrill Dana is pleased to announce that Susan E. Bryant has joined the law firm’s Portland office as Counsel in its Business & Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities Law groups. She will serve clients regulated by securities laws, advising them on securities, compliance, corporate and business matters.

Prior to joining Verrill Dana, Susan practiced at her own boutique firm, Bryant Law, PC, since 1997. Susan had previously served as the head of the Oklahoma Department of Securities, where, as the senior securities regulator in Oklahoma, she oversaw a staff of 39 whose duties involved broker-dealer and investment adviser registration, examination and licensing; enforcing the state securities laws through administrative, civil and criminal actions; review and evaluation of securities registration filings and issuing responses to interpretive opinion requests. She personally developed, drafted and lobbied for the adoption of amendments to the Oklahoma Securities Act and Regulations. In 1989, Susan was elected President of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), where she worked closely with staff of the SEC and FINRA on enforcement, administrative, rule-making and legislative matters; testified before Congressional Committees on matters involving investor protection, enforcement of securities laws and regulation of broker dealers and investment advisers.

Susan is listed in The Best Lawyers in America under Securities Regulation. She earned her law degree from the University of Oklahoma School of Law and her undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Wellesley College.

About Verrill Dana: Verrill Dana, LLP is a full-service law firm conducting a nationwide practice from offices in Boston, MA.; Portland and Augusta, ME.; Providence, RI.; Westport, CT.; and Washington, D.C. To learn more, visit www.verrilldana.com.


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