Full Name
Ranah Esmaili
Job Title
Sidley Austin LLP
Speaker Bio
RANAH L. ESMAILI is a partner at Sidley’s office in Washington, D.C. and a member of the firm’s global Securities Enforcement and Regulatory practice. Ranah’s practice focuses on representing private fund and other asset managers in regulatory and government investigations, and providing compliance advice and counseling.

Ranah joins Sidley from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Enforcement Division, where she served as Assistant Director of the Asset Management Unit within the Division of Enforcement. As Assistant Director, Ranah oversaw investigations relating to the activities of hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, registered investment companies, separately managed accounts, and their investment advisers.

During her tenure at the SEC, Ranah brought significant and groundbreaking enforcement actions, including first-ever enforcement actions against a digital asset hedge fund manager, and a mutual fund adviser for undisclosed conflicts related to securities lending recall practices. Ranah also supervised an enforcement action resulting in one of the SEC’s largest-ever hedge fund settlements. Ranah also developed and led sweeps and initiatives focused on asset management industry practices, including on issues related to securities lending and ESG disclosures.
Ranah Esmaili