Maria Lapetina is a member of RK&O’s Litigation Department. She represents and advises institutional and individual clients in complex commercial civil litigations, regulatory and white collar proceedings, and internal investigations. She has represented clients in investigations conducted by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, among other government agencies, relating to insider trading, wire fraud, and financial disclosures. more +
Ms. Lapetina serves on the firm's Diversity Committee. She earned a J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she served as a Comments Editor on the North Carolina Law Review. She earned a B.A. from Williams College. Prior to joining RK&O, Ms. Lapetina was an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Ms. Lapetina is a member of the Federal Bar Council.
Ms. Lapetina received an award for outstanding pro bono service from the Legal Aid Society in 2011, 2012 and 2013 for litigating a challenge to prison policies and procedures related to sexual abuse of prison inmates by prison staff.