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With offices in San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco, Jacko Law Group, PC provides expert witness services across California and nationwide. Our attorneys combine in-depth knowledge of the securities and investment industries with well-honed presentation skills. Their credibility and knowledge are essential assets in high-stakes litigation and arbitration.


Michelle L. Jacko is the Managing Partner and CEO of Jacko Law Group PC. She also is the CEO and founder of Core Compliance & Legal Services Inc., a compliance consultation firm. Ms. Jacko has extensive in-house and industry experience in forming investment advisory firms, developing, surveying and testing compliance programs, regulatory examinations, drafting contracts,  transitions and mergers. She has served as an expert in the areas involving Regulation S-P, performance advertising, and securities, and actively presents on topics involving cybersecurity compliance for financial institutions, managing risks, fiduciary and disclosure obligations and SEC examinations.

Her career experience includes:

  • Serving as Vice President of Compliance and Branch Manager of the Home Office Supervision team at LPL Financial
  • Serving as Legal Counsel of Investments and Chief Compliance Officer at First American Trust, FSB
  • Serving as Compliance Manager at Nicholas-Applegate Capital Management
  • Working as Compliance Officer for PIM Financial Services, Inc.
  • Speaking at conferences across the U.S. on topics pertaining to investment advisers
  • Contributing to notable industry journals on an array of investment-related legal topics
  • Serving on the editorial advisory board for the Wolters Kluwer publication "Practical Compliance and Risk Management for the Securities Industry"
  • Acting as Vice Chair of Education and Member of the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California
  • Serving as former Advisory Board Co-Chair and Member of the Business & Corporate Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Association
  • Two-time former board member of the National Society of Compliance Professionals (NSCP)
  • Achieving the Certified Securities Compliance Professional (CSCP) designation by the NSCP
  • Serving as a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitrator

For more information about our expert witness services or our lawyers, call Jacko Law Group PC at 619.298.2880 or contact us online.


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