Brian Michael Privor

Professorial Lecturer in Law
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

Brian M. Privor is the Chief Regulatory Officer for Northern Lights Compliance and the Gemini Companies, which provides services to investment companies. From 2017-2018, Mr. Privor served as Senior Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein. He was responsible for investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and related financial crimes. He previously served as a senior counsel with the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Enforcement, Asset Management Unit. In that role, he was responsible for investigating a wide range of possible violations of the federal securities laws and litigating enforcement matters in federal court and administrative proceedings.

Before joining the SEC in 2010, Mr. Privor worked for eleven years in the litigation practice at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. His practice focused on a broad range of state and federal complex litigation, with an emphasis on complex commercial disputes, corporate investigations, and criminal defense matters. While in private practice, he conducted internal investigations, counseled clients on compliance matters, and served clients in all aspects of civil and criminal litigation, including grand jury appearances, trial, and appeal. He represented clients in matters before the SEC, Department of Justice, and in numerous investigations conducted by the Inspector Generals' Offices of various governmental agencies.

Mr. Privor also served six months pro bono as a Public Defender in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2006-2007. Prior to joining Morgan Lewis in 1999, Mr. Privor served as a law clerk to Judge Martin L.C. Feldman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana in New Orleans. In addition to teaching at The George Washington University Law School, he has taught courses in litigation practice and procedure at the Georgetown University Law Center paralegal program.

Mr. Privor received his JD, cum laude, from Harvard University Law School in 1998, where he participated in Moot Court, and also in clinical programs serving indigent clients in both civil and criminal matters. He received his BA, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, in philosophy and intellectual history from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1995.


BA, Tulane University, JD, Harvard University