Partner, Vinson & Elkins
Rebecca Fike is an experienced litigator focused on SEC and white collar defense and government and internal investigations. As Senior Counsel in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement for nearly 10 years, Rebecca conducted all aspects of more than 60 investigations, including three SEC “Top 5” national priority investigations. She often conducted parallel investigations with the Department of Justice and other civil and criminal agencies. The SEC recognized her efforts with an Annual Enforcement Director’s Award for excellence in investigative work, as well as the inaugural Performance Incentive Bonus award for demonstrating an “extraordinary and rare level of performance that significantly surpasses the requirements of the job.”
Rebecca brings clients a current, insider’s perspective on how to best guide them through the reality of today’s SEC investigations. While at the SEC, she brought six successful enforcement recommendations under the new administration and SEC Chairman, giving her a fresh view on the evolving priorities and policies of SEC Commissioners. With this experience, Rebecca is uniquely positioned to work productively with SEC staff while vigorously protecting her clients’ interests.
Since reentering private practice, Rebecca has successfully represented public and private company clients in SEC matters initiated by the Division of Enforcement and Division of Examinations. Opposite the Division of Enforcement, she has effectively navigated her clients through investigations to case closures, successful Wells notice responses, and favorable settlements. Rebecca has conducted investigations on behalf of audit committees or other special committees into whistleblower allegations or other internal reports with potential SEC implications. She is often retained to advise clients on enforcement risks relating to various situations and how to take proactive measures to preclude an enforcement investigation.
Rebecca is a frequent speaker and writer on SEC topics. She was named a Top Author in White Collar Defense in 2023 by JD Supra and regularly appears on panels at industry and legal conferences, webcasts, and client events. She also is co-lead of the firm’s Women’s Initiative for the Washington, DC office.