Morris C. Zarif, an associate of the Firm, practices in all aspects of corporate and securities law, with a particular focus on securities regulation, public and private offerings, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters.
In 2017, Mr. Zarif graduated from the LL.M. program in Securities and Financial Regulation at Georgetown University Law Center. While at Georgetown, Mr. Zarif worked at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission where he engaged in investigations of issuers, broker-dealers and individuals. Mr. Zarif also has experience dealing with securities and bank regulatory issues, having worked at investment banks such as Credit Suisse, the Bank of China International (US) Commodities and Futures and Standard Chartered Bank, as well as experience working at a financial technology (FinTech) startup company, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
In addition to his LL.M, Mr. Zarif received his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School in 2015, with a Certificate in Business Law, where he served as a Senior Editor on the Journal of International Law and wrote his note on the international regulation of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies. Mr. Zarif received a Master’s Degree from the Interdisciplinary Center of Herzliya, Israel, in International Diplomacy and Conflict Studies in 2012. He is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey and is proficient in Hebrew.