Bridget Moore's practice focuses on securities enforcement, internal investigations and white collar defense. In particular, she helps clients settle enforcement matters brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Prior to joining Baker Botts in May 2003, Ms. Moore worked as a staff attorney in the Division of Enforcement at the SEC. While at the SEC, she conducted investigations involving the antifraud provisions of the federal securities laws, proxy violations, insider trading and various disclosure and reporting violations. In addition, Ms. Moore participated in trials centering on the fraudulent promotion of stocks, earning her the Enforcement Division Director’s Award for Trial Work.
Ms. Moore was short listed as one of five national finalists for the “Up and Coming Regulatory Lawyer of the Year” award presented by Chambers USA (2012).
- Represented a Pipeline company in connection with an SEC investigation concerning certain accounting restatements. Convinced the Staff to close the investigation without recommending an enforcement action.
- Major consumer products corporation – internal review of FCPA allegations involving settlements with an Asian tax authority
- Major aviation corporation – broad review of FCPA compliance, including use of sales agents in Asia, Europe and South America
- Major multinational corporation – defense of parallel investigations by the SEC, DOJ and the United Nations’ Volcker Commission into alleged kickbacks and bribery in the U.N.’s Iraqi Oil-for-Food Program
- Financial products company – defense of allegations of structuring transactions for clients to achieve off-balance-sheet accounting treatment in violation of applicable accounting rules and securities law
- Former CEO of Delphi Corporation – defense of SEC enforcement claims of accounting fraud. Verdict for defendant on all fraud and false reporting charges, verdict for SEC on certain books-and-records charges
- Hedge fund – representation of hedge fund in multiple SEC investigations of the fund's trading in various financial securities
- Self-Regulatory Organization – representation of SRO in connection with various SEC oversight and trading investigations
- Corporate officer – representation of multiple corporate officers in matters such as SEC insider trading and options backdating investigations, class and derivative actions stemming from market timing allegations, and alleged violations of GAAP standards
- Investment adviser – inquiry into disclosure of IPO allocation and mutual fund disclosure
- Several Fortune 100 companies – various nonpublic SEC investigations
- Various publicly traded companies and hedge funds – provide regulatory advice in connection with the implementation of the Dodd Frank Act and related regulatory developments
Awards & Community
Recognized as a Washington D.C. Super Lawyer (Thomson Reuters), 2017
Recognized as a Washington D.C. Super Lawyer-Rising Star (Thomson Reuters), 2013 & 2014
Recommended in The Legal 500 U.S., 2013
SEC Division Director’s Award for Trial Work, 2002
Publications, Speeches & Presentations
Securities Litigation Update
How Fund Managers Can Maintain Work Product Protection During Investigations After the Herrera DecisionExternal Articles
The University of Texas School of Law will host its 3rd annual Government Enforcement Institute (UTGEI) on September 29th and 30th at Hotel Derek in Houston.
Baker Botts Litigation Partners Bridget Moore and Jonathan Shapiro will serve as panelists at a Baker Botts-sponsored ACC San Francisco Chapter CLE program titled "Internal Investigations: Staying out of the Sinkhole" on October 25, 2016.
Baker Botts will host a comprehensive CLE program in our Washington office on October 24, 2017.