Michael Lowman has nearly 30 years of securities law experience. His practice focuses on counseling and representing domestic and global public companies, their officers and directors, and board committees. He has represented clients in matters involving a broad array of securities law issues, including domestic and international regulatory and internal investigations, 10A investigations, criminal parallel proceedings, SEC enforcement actions, civil litigation and securities law disclosure and compliance. Michael’s experience covers an array of industries, including aviation, aerospace, automotive, defense contracting, construction, health insurance, technology, telecommunications, mining, solar, home health care, broker-dealer and investment management industries.
He has served as an expert witness on behalf of Canadian securities regulators on cross-border securities law investigations, guest-lectured law school classes on securities law topics, and written extensively on topics that include the FCPA, insider trading and SEC enforcement trends.
Michael’s experience counseling companies in securities law compliance includes federal securities law disclosure requirements, insider trading, whistleblower anti-retaliation requirements, internal controls requirements and anti-corruption issues. He also aids clients with implementing and improving business ethics and compliance programs.
Services and Industries
- Capital Markets
- Class Action Litigation
- Complex Commercial Litigation
- Debt Finance
- Governance and Compliance
- Internal Investigations and Regulatory Compliance
- Securities Regulation and Litigation
- White-Collar Criminal Defense and Government Investigations
- Financial Services and Banking
- Distressed Bank Response Team
Prior to joining Armstrong Teasdale, Michael served as partner at a boutique litigation law firm in Virginia. He previously was partner in the Washington, D.C., office of a law firm with international reach. Before entering private practice, Michael served as both as Senior Counsel and Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel with the SEC’s Division of Enforcement. During this time, he served as primary trial counsel in a wide variety of civil and administrative enforcement actions, as well as investigated and tried complex financial fraud, insider trading, FCPA, broker-dealer and offering fraud cases. Moreover, Michael teamed with federal, state and foreign criminal law enforcement agencies in parallel criminal proceedings and cross-border securities law matters. For his outstanding performance, he received two Division Director Awards for his contributions to the Commission’s enforcement program. He also served as a judicial clerk for the Hon. Howard S. Chasanow in the Court of Appeals of Maryland.
- The American University (J.D., summa cum laude, 1992)
- The American University Law Review, Senior Articles Editor
- State University of New York at Buffalo (B.A., summa cum laude, 1989)
- District of Columbia
- New York
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- Chair, Committee on Broker-Dealer Regulation and SEC Enforcement (2008-2011)
- Chair, Committee on Corporate Counsel (2011-2013)
- Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers®, Securities Litigation (2011-2020); Class Action Litigation (2014-2019)
- Legal 500, “Recommended” lawyer to handle complex commercial disputes (2018)