Ralph S. Janvey
Partner
Krage & Janvey, L.L.P.

Mr. Janvey is the managing partner of Krage & Janvey, L.L.P. in Dallas, Texas.  Prior to joining Krage & Janvey, L.L.P. in 1980, Mr. Janvey served as a Staff Attorney and, eventually, the Assistant Director of Securities for the United States Comptroller of the Currency in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Janvey is currently the receiver of the Stanford Financial Receivership.

Mr. Janvey’s practice is concentrated in the areas of SEC and state securities compliance and enforcement matters, public and private financing transactions, corporate governance and fiduciary duties, and organizational structuring issues.  He has represented clients (primarily issuers, investment advisers, broker-dealers, and accountants) in connection with legal problems involving the full range of corporate and securities law compliance and enforcement issues.  He has also served as a SEC and court-appointed equity receiver.

Mr. Janvey served for 20 years as an Adjunct Professor of Law for Southern Methodist University teaching in the areas of corporate planning and regulation of the securities and commodities markets.

Mr. Janvey has authored Regulation of the Securities and Commodities Markets for Warren, Gorham & Lamont, Inc.; Securities Offerings and the Certified Public Accountant and SEC Accounting and Reporting for the Professional Development Institute and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants; and the Accountant’s Liability Manual for Clark Boardman Callaghan.  He has served as a Member of the Board of Editors of the Journal of Corporate Confidentiality and is a Member of the Board of Editors of the Securities Regulation Law Journal.  He has also authored over 20 articles on topics dealing with investment adviser and broker-dealer regulatory issues, Sarbanes-Oxley’s impact on accountants, public and private financing transactions, SEC reporting, and banking issues.  He has further served as a speaker on numerous topics, including those relating to investment advice and broker-dealer regulatory issues, Sarbanes-Oxley issues, accountants’ audit liability issues, hedge funds, Regulation S issues, public and private financing transaction, and receiverships.  Mr. Janvey has served as a consultant to the Securities Regulation Reporter published by Warren, Gorham & Lamont, Inc. and as an expert witness for the United States Department of Labor in FINRA arbitrations for major New York broker-dealers.  He also regularly serves as an expert witness on securities law issues in civil litigation. He has served the FINRA as an arbitrator for almost 15 years.  Mr. Janvey authored publications for Thomas Reuters in connection with its on-line federal securities law treatise.  

Mr. Janvey received his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin and his law degree at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.  He received his LL.M. in Securities Law at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.