Bridget Moore

Department Chair - Litigation (Firmwide) Partner

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Washington, D.C.

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Bridget Moore is Chair of the firm's Litigation Department and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Ms. Moore's practice focuses on securities enforcement, internal investigations and white collar defense. She represents companies, officers and directors, and audit committees in a wide range of government and internal investigations, including in connection with accounting restatements, allegations of financial fraud and whistleblower complaints.

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 anti-fraud 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.

Chambers USA has commented that “[she] is a very experienced lawyer, talented and responsive, and knows the industry” (2023). The Legal 500 (2021-2023) has recognized Ms. Moore's leadership in the field of corporate investigations and white collar defense.

Related Experience

  • Audit Committee of a multinational corporation – internal investigation into allegations of accounting fraud
  • Insurance holding company – defense of SEC investigation concerning certain accounting restatements
  • Global provider of engineering and construction solutions – internal review and defense of SEC and DOJ investigations into allegations of accounting fraud
  • Financial services company – defense of SEC investigation concerning blockchain-backed cash loans
  • Major pipeline company – defense of 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 in Securities: Regulation: Enforcement - USA - Nationwide by Chambers USA, 2021-2023

Recognized as a "Leading lawyer: Corporate investigations and white collar criminal defense: advice to corporates" by The Legal 500 U.S., 2021, 2022 & 2023

Recognized as a Top White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer, Washingtonian Magazine, 2020

Recognized as One of the Top 40 SEC Enforcement Lawyers by Securities Docket, 2020

Recognized as a "Next Generation Partner" by The Legal 500 U.S., 2019 & 2020

Recognized in Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations-District of Columbia, by Chambers USA, 2018 & 2019

Recognized as a Washington D.C. Super Lawyer (Thomson Reuters), 2017 & 2018

Recognized as a Washington D.C. Super Lawyer-Rising Star (Thomson Reuters), 2013 & 2014

Global Investigations Review, Top 100 Women in Investigations, 2015

Recommended in The Legal 500 U.S., 2013

SEC Division Director's Award for Trial Work, 2002


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2021 Oklahoma Public Company School

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Baker Botts will be hosting the Women’s White Collar Defense Association for a luncheon featuring Deborah Connor, Chief of the Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section of the Department of Justice, on Wednesday, January 30th.