ATLANTA, September 14, 2023―Terry R. Weiss and Stefanie Wayco have joined Duane Morris LLP as partners in the firm’s Trial Practice Group in its Atlanta office. Prior to joining Duane Morris, Weiss and Wayco were both shareholders at Maynard Nexsen PC.
“We are deepening our securities litigation practice with two talented and broadly experienced partners, and I am pleased to welcome Terry and Stefanie to Duane Morris,” said Duane Morris Chairman and CEO Matthew A. Taylor.
“We continue to see an uptick in both industry enforcement and internal investigation activity, and so we are focused on growing our roster to support clients,” said Sharon L. Caffrey, co-chair of Duane Morris’ Trial Practice Group. “Terry and Stefanie will add their significant background in the securities industry to our capabilities and expand our client base, too,” added Wayne A. Mack, co-chair of Duane Morris’ Trial Practice Group.
“Terry and Stefanie enhance our platform in Atlanta and will add to our thriving office here,” said G. Kirk Domescik, managing partner of the firm’s Atlanta office.
Terry R. Weiss has more than three decades of experience representing securities industry clients in the full spectrum of legal disputes, from regulatory and enforcement matters to internal investigations, civil litigation and arbitrations. He has represented investment advisers, prime brokers, broker-dealers and other securities industry professionals in enforcement matters before securities industry regulators such as FINRA, the SEC and state regulators. He has also served as lead counsel in more than 100 arbitrations through award and supervised hundreds more. Weiss has a subspecialty in appellate matters, having argued appeals before most of the federal circuit courts of appeal and numerous state courts resulting in decisions favorable to the securities industry. He also often leads internal investigations linked to litigation or enforcement matters.
Weiss is a graduate of Emory University School of Law (J.D., 1986) and Emory University (B.A. with high honors, 1983).
Stefanie M. Wayco represents financial services firms, investment advisers, clearing firms, broker-dealers and other securities industries professionals in a wide range of regulatory and enforcement matters, as well as arbitrations, civil litigation and internal investigations. Wayco has both worked with and litigated against securities industry regulators such as the SEC, FINRA and state regulators, among others. Her experience includes matters relating to anti-money-laundering regulations, the Bank Secrecy Act, mass actions, alternative investments, product cases, privilege issues, compliance and supervisory policies, outside business activities and financial services firms’ standard operating procedures. She also serves as secretary and advisory board member for Southeastern Women in Financial Services, an organization for women lawyers practicing in the financial services industry.
Wayco is a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2009), New York University (M.A., 2006) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (B.S. with highest honors, 2004).
“I'm honored to be joining such a talented team in Atlanta and look forward to working closely with colleagues as we serve our clients,” said Weiss. “I was impressed by Duane Morris' top-tier, full-service platform, and look forward to offering its many benefits to my clients,” added Wayco.
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