Armen Morian is an accomplished lawyer with nearly two decades of experience with consequential matters at the intersection of law, business, policy, public communication, and risk. Armen’s experience includes a thirteen-year run in the Investor Protection Bureau of the Office of the New York Attorney General, the nation’s premier state securities law enforcement office, investigating and litigating cases involving securities and financial fraud against some of the biggest names on Wall Street, as well as public companies, investment funds, auditing firms and senior corporate executives, under civil provisions of New York’s Martin Act and other anti-fraud statutes.
Recently, Armen served as a senior advisor to the newly established Corruption Prevention Commission of the Republic of Armenia (“CPC”) under a USAID-sponsored expert initiative supporting the inaugural work of the CPC. Armen helped the CPC conceptualize its vision for Armenia’s national corruption prevention and integrity system and drafted the master plan for implementing and operationalizing that system He also created methodologies for the pre-appointment integrity review of judicial nominees, prosecutors, and other public servants that were adapted by the CPC to qualify three new nominees to Armenia’s Constitutional Court.
Armen was also a senior advisor to and member of the management team that organized and staged the 23rd World Congress on Information Technology (“WCIT”), the official annual conference of the worldwide information and communications technology industry, which took place in Yerevan, Armenia in October 2019. There he created and authored WCIT 2019’s agenda and helped lead the worldwide effort to identify and recruit speakers.
The comparative advantage and cardinal feature of Armen’s practice is the skill, sophistication, and judgment he brings to every engagement, honed over years of experience working on some of the most complex and high-profile matters, against some of the most sophisticated and well-resourced adversaries, represented by some of the most skillful and hard-charging lawyers in the profession. Armen personally provides legal services to Morian Law PLLC’s clients, associating and working together with carefully selected co-counsel where appropriate.
Morian Law PLLC’s approach is at once rigorous and disciplined but also creative and flexible. Before immersing itself in a deep understanding of the law, the Firm begins by immersing itself in a deep understanding of the client: a client’s business, market, regulatory environment, constituencies, competition, potential adversaries, risk posture, objectives, history, business culture, and psychology. Armed with that knowledge, the Firm counsels clients from within their reality not from without. Morian Law PLLC incorporates into the advice it gives not just what may be learned in the profession of the law, but what may be learned in life: the judgment and perspective gained from real-world experience outside the practice of law. The Firm takes into consideration the full context of a client’s situation and the totality of a client’s circumstances; not just the legal and economic factors, but all the factors that are relevant, including the practical, the moral, the ethical, the psychological, the social, the cultural, and even the political.