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Fuad Rana


Fuad Rana

White Collar Defense & Investigations
Washington DC

Represents issuers, financial institutions and individuals in government investigations. Served as Assistant Director in the SEC Enforcement Division.

Fuad represents companies, financial institutions and individuals in investigations before the SEC, DOJ and other regulatory authorities. He also conducts internal investigations on behalf of companies and advises clients on regulatory compliance and mitigating enforcement risk.

Fuad was previously Assistant Director in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, where he led investigations across the agency’s enforcement jurisdiction, with particular focus on matters involving public company accounting and disclosure, broker-dealers, auditor liability and the FCPA. He also supervised investigations in emerging areas such as ESG, cybersecurity and Regulation Best Interest. Fuad played a lead role in several “sweeps” and initiatives focused on public company financial reporting, including the Division’s Earnings Per Share Initiative. He has significant experience conducting cross-border investigations, including coordinating multi-jurisdiction resolutions with foreign authorities.


SEC & CFTC Enforcement Update
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
  • magna cum laude
  • Order of the Coif
  • Executive Articles Editor, Georgetown Law Journal
M.S., International Politics and Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science
B.S.F.S., International Economics, Georgetown University
  • magna cum laude
Law Clerk, Hon. Julio Fuentes, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2004-2005
Professional history
  • Davis Polk since 2023
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 2011-2023
    • Assistant Director, Division of Enforcement, 2015-2023
    • Senior Counsel, Division of Enforcement, 2011-2015
  • Associate, Covington & Burling, 2003-2004, 2005-2010
Qualifications and admissions
  • District of Columbia
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