Senior Managing Director
General Counsel, CCO
Jason joined Lido Advisors, LLC as Chief Compliance Officer in August 2017. He is responsible for developing and administering the Compliance program at the firm.
Jason Lee has over 20 years of white collar and securities-related litigation, regulatory, and compliance experience in both government and private practice. He has worked to protect investors through his 13 years with the country’s primary financial regulator, the Securities & Exchange Commission. At the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, he pursued investment adviser and broker dealer misconduct, financial fraud, insider trading, and market manipulation. He also worked on joint inter-agency criminal and civil investigations, including joint investigations with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Attorneys’ offices throughout the country. He also advised the Director of the Division of Enforcement on programmatic policies impacting the agency’s overall investigative and litigation efforts. Finally, Jason spent six years in private practice at a San Francisco-based firm where he co-chaired its securities defense practice. There he represented hedge fund managers, investment advisors, brokers, and public companies in a myriad of federal, state, and regulatory investigations and actions. He also engaged in multi-jurisdictional complex business litigation, including securities class actions and mass actions. He is admitted to practice law in California and in all the state’s federal courts.
Jason has been recognized by the SEC numerous times for his work, receiving multiple Division of Enforcement Director Awards and agency’s Award for Excellence (the SEC’s highest honor). In 2015, he was appointed by the California Supreme Court to serve on California State Bar’s Board of Trustees, the governing body of the largest attorney bar in the country, overseeing about 200,000 members. As a trustee, he is charged with protecting the public through the state’s attorney regulatory system, including discipline, admissions, and education, in addition to critical diversity and access to justice efforts. In September 2017, Jason will serve as the State Bar’s Vice President. Prior to his service on the Board of Trustees, Jason was the Chair of the Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation, the body statutorily responsible for vetting and rating the qualifications of all potential appointees to California’s trial and appellate courts, including the California Supreme Court.