Ivan B. Knauer

Ivan B. Knauer


Washington, DC
Phone: 202.220.1219    Fax: 202.220.1665


Ivan B. Knauer is co-chair of the Securities and Financial Services Enforcement Group and a partner in the White Collar Litigation and Investigations Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Washington office. Mr. Knauer focuses his practice on securities litigation and enforcement.

Mr. Knauer rejoined Pepper in early 2008 from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), where he held a senior staff position as Vice President and Managing Trial Counsel in the Department of Enforcement. He had been a partner with Pepper from 2003 until 2005, and he also has practiced with other major law firms. Earlier in his career, he served as senior counsel in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Enforcement Division, where he led investigations into insider trading, sales practices involving mutual funds and other securities law violations. He also has served as a special assistant district attorney in Massachusetts.

Mr. Knauer represents public companies, broker-dealers, investment companies, investment advisers and individuals in class actions and arbitrations, and in enforcement matters brought by the SEC, FINRA and other regulatory bodies. He also counsels financial institutions on regulatory compliance matters.


  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1989
  • B.A., Biology, University of Pennsylvania, 1983

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

Practice Areas