Jorge Riera, Esq.

Mr. Riera leads the firm’s Real Estate/Title Division and is committed compliance and clients rights. 

He has long been advocating for investors and protecting their rights. As a seasoned securities lawyer with over 20 years of experience, Mr. Riera has represented thousands of investors. Mr. Riera is a member of the national securities bar, the Public Investors Advocate Bar Association (PIABA) where he served as Co-Chair of the PIABA Arbitration Committee.

Jorge gained extensive knowledge of investment and securities fraud when he served for a decade at the SEC’s Division of Enforcement. In this role, Jorge led numerous investigations and enforcement actions of securities law violations involving financial fraud, market manipulation, insider trading, trading suspension, accounting fraud and disclosure fraud. As Senior Counsel at the SEC, Jorge led many high-profile enforcement actions, and received awards recognizing him for his exemplary work on investigations and his commitment to excellence.

Mr. Riera also served as in-house counsel and regional director of compliance at HSBC Bank North America’s global banking, market and corporate businesses.

As part of his role, Mr. Riera was heavily involved in critical regulatory projects involving regulatory expectations for enterprise, compliance, and conduct risk management, and helping establish conduct-risk functions. His prior experience with the SEC provides a unique background and strategic perspectives on how to identify and satisfy regulatory expectations.

Before commencing his legal career, he practiced as a CPA. He has a business degree in Finance and International Business, with honors, from Florida International University, a master’s degree in accounting, with highest honors, from Nova Southeastern University, and a law degree, with honors, from Nova Southeastern University, where he served as a member and board member of the NSU Law Journal and NSU Trial Association.