WASHINGTON, D.C. - Cohen Milstein's Laura Posner has been honored with the 2017 Outstanding Service Award from the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), the association of all state, provincial and territorial securities regulators in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Ms. Posner, a Partner in Cohen Milstein's Securities Litigation & Investor Protection practice, received the award at NASAA’s Spring Conference in Washington, D.C. on May 8, 2017. The Outstanding Service Award recognized Ms. Posner's service to NASAA and her dedication to investors throughout North America.
Prior to joining Cohen Milstein, Ms. Posner was appointed by the New Jersey Attorney General to serve as the Bureau Chief for the New Jersey Bureau of Securities – the top Securities Regulator for the State of New Jersey. In that capacity, Ms. Posner was responsible for administrating and enforcing the New Jersey Uniform Securities Law and regulations thereunder, as well as managing and overseeing the employees who staff the Bureau of Securities. Cases prosecuted under Ms. Posner’s direction as Bureau Chief resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in recoveries for New Jersey residents, as well as more than 20 criminal convictions. In addition, Ms. Posner served as the Chairwoman of NASAA’s Enforcement Section, and on NASAA’s Multi-Jurisdictional Action Committee, Technology Committee and State Legislation Committee.