Firm Chair Therese Pritchard is featured in the October edition of Washingtonian magazine as one of the DC region’s most powerful women. The honor recognizes the region’s most influential women in business, law, government, education, media, nonprofits and the arts. Pritchard also was featured in last year’s Washingtonian power list.
Other leaders on this year’s list include DC Mayor Muriel Bowser; Cristina Carvalho, managing partner of Arent Fox and one of the first women of color to head a major law firm; Janet Yellen, chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor; and Jane Harman, CEO of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Pritchard formally assumed the duties of chair of the firm on Oct. 1, 2014. Her practice has concentrated on securities and financial institutions enforcement and litigation, representing major public companies, banks, accounting firms, broker-dealers, investment advisers, mutual funds, hedge funds and individuals under investigation by the SEC, DOJ, FINRA and the federal banking agencies. Pritchard has been an active leader at Bryan Cave for many years, having served on the firm’s Executive Committee and Compensation Committee. Prior to assuming her chair duties, she also led the firm’s White Collar, Securities Enforcement & Litigation Client Service Group and served as Asia coordinator overseeing Bryan Cave’s offices in Shanghai, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Earlier in her career, Pritchard served as assistant director of the Division of Enforcement of the Securities and Exchange Commission and as deputy chief counsel of the Office of Thrift Supervision overseeing dozens of matters, including some of the most notable Wall Street cases during that period. In addition, she has served as chair of the Securities Enforcement Subcommittee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.
Click here to view the Washingtonian’s entire list of the most powerful women in DC.