Amie Riggle Berlin is Senior Trial Counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where she serves as the lead trial attorney in a broad range of securities enforcement actions.� Ms. Berlin led the S.E.C.'s first trial against a municipality, resulting in a verdict against the City of Miami and its budget director for securities fraud in connection with the City's bond offerings. She also successfully argued the first case concerning whether qualified immunity applies to shield government employees from liability in civil enforcement actions. Among other litigation highlights from Ms. Berlin's ten-year tenure with the S.E.C. are trial verdicts finding defendants liable for: a more than $200 million offering fraud in connection with the Scott Rothstein Ponzi scheme; a more than $300 million international offering fraud in connection with investments in Regions Bank trust accounts; insider trading in Blue Rhino Corp. stock; and insider trading in Neff Corp. stock. Ms. Berlin has also obtained favorable judgments in various emergency injunctive actions to halt ongoing offering frauds, and in the Administrative Proceeding against investment advisor firm ZPR Investment Management, Inc. and its principal, resulting in findings that false claims of compliance with Global Investment Performance Standards violate the anti-fraud provisions of the federal securities laws.Prior to joining the S.E.C., Ms. Berlin worked as a litigator with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in New York and with Greenberg Traurig and Akerman Senterfitt in Miami. She served as a federal judicial law clerk to the Honorable Donald L. Graham and the Honorable Barry L. Garber in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.Ms. Berlin obtained her law degree from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and her bachelors degree from the University of Florida, where she was inducted into the University Hall of Fame.
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