Ms. Hastings concentrates her practice in government enforcement and internal investigations. She has extensive experience representing banks, investment advisers, broker-dealers, and other financial institutions, public and private companies, chief compliance officers (CCOs) and other officers and directors, and accountants in enforcement investigations and examinations before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), and other federal and state government agencies. Ms. Hastings also advises clients on corporate governance and regulatory and compliance matters, including developing effective policies and procedures for safeguarding material, nonpublic information (MNPI) and the handling of whistleblower complaints. She also represents clients in civil litigation matters in various federal and state courts. Some of her more significant matters include:
Ms. Hastings serves as the D.C. office co-representative on the firm’s Women in the Profession Committee and is the co-head of the D.C. office Women in the Profession Committee. She is also one of the firm’s representatives to the National Association of Women Lawyers’ Challenge Club.
Ms. Hastings also leads various training and coaching initiatives within the firm’s Government Enforcement practice group and the D.C. office, including a monthly training program for young lawyers focused on passing along key skills and best practices in government investigations and internal investigations.
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Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Hastings participated in the Office of the Secretary of Defense Honors Legal Internship Program. During her internship, she was selected for the Excellence in Government Award. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Hastings worked for a management consulting firm supporting the Department of Defense Office of Interoperability and Ballistic Missile Defense Organization.