Sandra Hanna leads the firm's Securities Enforcement practice and represents public companies, regulated entities, boards of directors, audit committees, auditors, and individuals in investigations and proceedings by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and various other federal agencies. She has significant experience working as an Independent Corporate Monitor, or counsel to the Monitor, in connection with settled enforcement matters with the DOJ and SEC and also routinely provides clients with regulatory and compliance advice.
Ms. Hanna is recognized as a nationwide leader in securities enforcement matters. In 2021, she was named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America® for securities enforcement matters. Chambers USA has described her as "a terrific, incredibly smart, and experienced SEC lawyer" and "an expert in her field: thoughtful, tenacious, and dedicated to client service." Securities Docket named her to its "Enforcement 40" list of "the best and brightest securities defense lawyers" and Best Lawyers in America® has recommended her as a leading attorney in Securities Regulation since 2016. Ms. Hanna serves on the Law360 Securities Editorial Advisory Board and previously served as the Co-Chair of the DC Bar subcommittee on Securities Enforcement. She is a regular speaker at industry conferences concerning government enforcement matters and corporate governance issues.
Prior to joining Miller & Chevalier, Ms. Hanna spent nine years at a premier SEC Enforcement boutique law firm, which she co-founded. She previously worked at three international law firms. During law school, she worked in the Summer Honors Program in the SEC's Division of Enforcement. Prior to attending law school and business school, she managed the professional careers of several Grammy Award-winning musicians.
Ms. Hanna grew up in New York City and attended the United Nations International School. She remains active in several charitable organizations and devotes significant time to pro bono activities.