Jon-Jorge Aras represents clients in enforcement actions and investigations initiated by the SEC, FINRA, and the department of justice. The focus of his practice is securities regulation and white-collar defense. Jon-Jorge also dedicates his practice to FINRA arbitrations, namely, to represent individual, registered representatives in industry disputes and expungements. Jon-Jorge litigates in federal, state, and administrative court proceedings and alternative dispute resolution forums.

In addition to his litigation practice, Jon-Jorge advises clients on regulatory compliance matters and risk mitigation.

Jon-Jorge received his JD from Drexel University School of Law, where he also serves as a coach for the Arbitration and Mediation Competition Team.

Jon-Jorge is admitted to practice in the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Education
JD, Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law, 2009-2012
BA, Villanova University, 2005-2009

Bar Admissions & Memberships
State of New Jersey
State of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Representative Matters Include:

  • Representation of a former securities broker in an SEC enforcement action against allegations of insider trading before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
  • Represented an executive of a publicly traded company in connection with an SEC investigation.
  • Represented a securities broker in a FINRA disciplinary hearing, and on appeal, regarding allegations of conversion.
  • Represented a brokerage firm in connection with a FINRA disciplinary hearing regarding allegations of fraud.
  • Represented a securities industry professional in a Ponzi scheme fraud investigation case initiated by the SEC.
  • Represented a securities broker in a FINRA enforcement evidentiary hearing, and on appeal, regarding allegations of conversion.
  • Represented former securities industry professional in a criminal investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice and a parallel fraud case initiated by the SEC in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
  • Represented former securities industry professionals in a 10b-5 fraud case initiated by the SEC in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
  • Represented a former securities broker in an insider trading case initiated by the SEC in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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