PRINCETON – Reed Smith today announced that John Lukanski has returned to the firm as a partner in its Financial Industry Group. He will be a leader in its broker-dealer practice.  John, who was previously with the firm until 2016, rejoins Reed Smith from McGuireWoods LLP, where he was a partner.  He will sit in the firm’s Princeton, New Jersey office and will also spend time in the firm’s New York City office. 

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John, who is a seasoned business litigator, focuses his nationwide practice on representing broker-dealer and wealth management clients in internal reviews, regulatory investigations by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and state securities and insurance regulators, arbitration and litigation, and compliance counseling.

“Very few attorneys possess the versatility and experience that John has in representing broker-dealers. His track record is very impressive” said Ed Estrada, Global Chair of Reed Smith’s Financial Industry Group. “We are happy to welcome him back to the firm, and look forward to our clients benefitting from John’s capabilities, especially those with broker-dealer operations.”

Diane Bettino, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee who also serves as the Managing Partner of the firm’s Princeton, New Jersey office added, “We are so excited to have John back. He brings substantive experience as well as the type of steady counsel that clients seek out. He will be a welcome addition to the team.”