Kiran Somashekara advises broker-dealers, wealth management firms, and other financial institutions and their registered professionals nationwide in complex regulatory investigations and enforcement actions initiated by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and other federal and state financial regulators.  Kiran also counsels firms and individuals on compliance with federal and state grand jury subpoenas, other law enforcement inquiries and related litigation and arbitration matters.


  • The George Washington University Law School, 2003, J.D., graduated with honors
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1999, B.A., graduated with high honors

  • New York
  • New Jersey

  • U.S. District Court - District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York

  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, Compliance & Legal Section

Awards & Recognition

  • Named to “New York Rising Stars,” Securities Litigation, General Litigation, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2011-2017