Emily P. Gordy

Partner, McGuireWoods LLP

Emily P. Gordy is a partner at McGuireWoods LLP, in the Government Investigations & White Collar Litigation group. She focuses her practice on financial institutions.

Emily advises her clients as they navigate the complexities inherent in the securities regulatory environment. Drawing on her wealth of experience as a regulator, she handles a wide range of compliance and enforcement issues affecting broker-dealers, investment advisers, investment companies, and municipal securities dealers.

Emily has extensive anti-money laundering (AML) experience, as well as other regulatory areas, including supervision, suitability, data privacy, disclosure, books and records, municipal securities and public finance, and statutory disqualification. Emily is also well-versed in the examination and enforcement practices and policies of the financial services regulators.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Emily served as Deputy General Counsel, Executive Vice President for one of the largest retail investment advisory firm and independent broker/dealers. She also worked as a Financial Industry Regulator, having served in a variety of senior management positions within Enforcement and Member Regulation, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA), including serving as Deputy of Enforcement. Additionally, she served as Deputy Chief Counsel of the Division of Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

She is admitted in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Emily attended American University Washington College of Law, receiving her JD, cum laude, and Gettysburg College, where she received her BA, magna cum laude.