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About Britt

Britt Steckman focuses her practice on civil and criminal litigation and federal securities law. Her clients include individuals, broker-dealers and municipal securities dealers, municipal advisors, large and medium sized investment banks, municipal issuers and nationally recognized statistical rating organizations.

Britt defends enforcement actions by state and federal authorities; advises clients on compliance matters; conducts internal investigations; participates in civil litigation, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitrations and administrative litigation; and advises on federal securities law issues in municipal securities transactions. Her experience includes federal securities laws, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), and the False Claims Act (FCA). Britt also has experience with appeals.

As a pro bono lawyer, Britt has represented individuals in immigration matters and served as the first-chair attorney in a civil trial.


Publications and Speeches

"Deadline Near for Passing the Municipal Advisor Qualification Exam," The Bond Buyer, July 26, 2017.

"What the SEC is Seeking in Additional Event Disclosures," The Bond Buyer, March 9, 2017.



Georgetown University Law Center,
cum laude
Georgetown University,
magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia




Will Supreme Court Find Constitutional Problems With ALJs?

Recent federal circuit court of appeals decisions have cast doubt on the constitutionality of the use of administrative law judges (ALJs) in adjudicative proceedings. ALJs are widely used to adjudicate disputes and enforcement actions in regulated industries, including in administrative proceedings overseen by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). [1] At FERC, ALJs also preside over adversarial trial-type rate and technical proceedings. As of March 2017, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) reported that nearly 2,000 ALJs were...



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Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers
Rising Star, 2016 - 2017