Ed Horahan has more than 35 years of experience in sophisticated SEC, governmental and quasi-governmental enforcement proceedings, and civil litigation, representing clients in a variety of complex securities, PCAOB, professional liability, ERISA, and commercial matters. He represented one of the key, early government targets in the Enron investigation. Ed served on the Defense Liaison Committee for the Ivan Boesky Securities Litigation. Also, Ed was appointed Special Master by the U.S. District Court to help resolve a long-term dispute between a local government and police officers.
Ed has broad experience in meeting client and dispute resolution needs, including: defending clients through various SEC and PCAOB and Department of Labor investigations and representing individuals through grand jury inquiries, conducting internal investigations on behalf of audit committees, conducting complex and extended negotiations and managing multi-office litigation teams and teams combining both client and law firm personnel, and actively counseling clients through a variety of situations involving liability or litigation risks.
Ed has spent over 35 years in private practice in Washington, including D.C. based and New York City based firms. Before returning to solo practice in July 2008, Ed spent years in the D.C. office of a national firm’s white collar and securities litigation group. Before entering private practice, Ed served in the Office of the General Counsel of the SEC and the Solicitor's Office of the U.S. Department of Labor.
Ed has been on the Program Faculty of the ABA’s National Institute on Securities Fraud. Also, he was a co-presenter for a national firm’s program “Analysis of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002,” Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (Mexico’s Stock Exchange), Mexico City (November 4, 2002).
Ed has authored course materials for the ABA’s National Institute on Securities Fraud entitled “Before the Securities and Exchange Commission—Recent Cases on Review of Disciplinary Action Taken by FINRA” and “Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations and the SEC Enforcement Process.” He co-authored Tax Management's Portfolio, No. 365-2d, entitled ERISA--Fiduciary Responsibility and Prohibited Transactions (2001). He also co-authored "The SEC's Version of the Efficient Market Theory and Its Impact on Securities Law Liabilities," 39 Wash. & Lee L.Rev.943 (1982).
Ed has been a member of the District of Columbia Bar since 1976. He is admitted to practice before the U. S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
J.D., Yale Law School (1976)
B.A., La Salle College, magna cum laude (1973)
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