Law firm McGuireWoods has expanded its securities enforcement and regulatory counseling group with the hires of Todd Beaton as partner and Andrew Mannarino as counsel.
Beaton previously worked as a chief counsel at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, a self-regulatory organization. Mannarino most recently worked at market maker Citadel Securities, the law firm confirmed, where he served in roles such as deputy chief compliance officer and deputy general counsel.
Prior to working at FINRA, Beaton’s career includes time at law firm Sidley Austin, a spokesperson for McGuireWoods confirmed. The representative said Mannarino’s career includes working at Barclays and BNP Paribas.
Beaton represents registered investment advisers, broker-dealers and investment banks. McGuireWoods added that Mannarino represents investment advisers, broker-dealers, proprietary trading firms, swap dealers and futures commission merchants.
The law firm noted that its enforcement group includes former federal prosecutors, along with alumni of FINRA and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
A FINRA spokesperson declined to comment on what will happen with Beaton’s former role. A Citadel Securities representative acknowledged a request for comment on the status of Mannarino’s previous roles but did not provide an answer as of publication.