Betty Santangelo

Betty Santangelo
919 Third Avenue
New York
New York
+1 212 756 2587
+1 212 593 5955


Who's Who Legal Business Crime Defence: Individuals

Betty Santangelo focuses her practice on white-collar criminal defence and securities/bank enforcement. A former assistant US attorney for the Southern District of New York, she specialised in securities and commodities fraud prosecutions. Her practice includes representing financial institutions (banks, broker-dealers, mutual funds, FCMs, insurance companies, investment advisers, hedge funds and private equity funds), other corporate entities and individuals in matters brought by the US attorneys’ offices; various regulatory agencies (including the SEC, the bank regulatory agencies, the CFTC, FINRA and SIGTARP); international regulators (such as the FCA); and state and local prosecutors. Betty also has significant experience conducting internal investigations for these entities. She has served as an independent consultant in SEC enforcement matters examining both the NYSE and a regional broker-dealer. Prior to joining SRZ, Betty served as first vice president and assistant general counsel for Merrill Lynch, where she managed the firm’s securities and criminal regulatory investigations group and represented the firm and its employees in enforcement proceedings before federal and state regulatory agencies, and in criminal matters before US attorneys’ offices and state prosecutors, as well as in foreign jurisdictions.

Betty is nationally recognised and a sought-after speaker for her expertise in corporate compliance issues. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law and The Legal 500: US among other leading directories. She has served as the Securities and Futures Industry’s representative on the bank secrecy act advisory group of the US Department of the Treasury and as counsel to the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) anti-money laundering and financial crimes committee.

WWL says: Betty Santangelo is considered by sources to be one of the best in the New York market when it comes to representing individuals in corporate criminal prosecutions.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Business Crime Defence which can be purchased from our Shop.

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