John V. Ayanian

John V. Ayanian advises clients on broker-dealer and securities markets regulation. He counsels US and foreign financial institutions and markets on all aspects of their US securities trading, markets, and clearing activities. These include issues arising under US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rules. He also counsels broker-dealers on regulatory and transactional matters.

Before joining Morgan Lewis, he was a vice president and assistant general counsel with First Union Corporation. He also served as a staff attorney and Special Counsel in the SEC’s Division of Market Regulation, Office of Market Supervision, where he was responsible for the regulation of trading and markets.

John is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2009–2019), and received the SEC Capital Markets Award.