Aaron P. Arnzen

Aaron P. Arnzen is a 2001 graduate, with honors, of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School of Law, and a 1994 graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Business Administration. While at UNC, Mr. Arnzen served as an Articles Editor for the Law Review. His articles include U.S. v. Dickerson: A Case Study in Executive Constitutional Interpretation, 78 N.C. L. REV. 1153 (2000). Mr. Arnzen was certified as a public accountant by the Ohio Board of Accountancy (license currently inactive). He is admitted to California State Bar; District of Columbia Bar; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Central, and Northern Districts of California.

Prior to joining Bottini & Bottini, Mr. Arnzen worked at the United States Attorneys Office for the Southern District of California, where he served as the Chief of the Major Frauds and Public Corruption Section, prosecuting and leading investigations of white-collar crime, primarily related to securities fraud. Mr. Arnzen handled cases focused on market manipulation, insider trading, mortgage fraud, and government procurement fraud. Prior to his tenure at the U.S. Attorneys Office, Mr. Arnzen worked at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement, New York, NY and San Francisco, CA, as Trial Counsel from October 2011 to May 2015. While at the SEC, Mr. Arnzen acted as the primary SEC enforcement attorney dedicated to the investigation of Bernard Madoff and his co-conspirators. He also litigated and investigated cases focusing on high frequency trading, asset management, broker-dealer practices, accounting fraud, Ponzi schemes, and manipulative trading.