Jeffrey Ziesman

Jeffrey Ziesman


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Jeff Ziesman is a partner in the Kansas City office of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, where he assists financial institutions with regulatory matters brought by the SEC, FinCEN, FINRA, and state securities regulators. 

With over 20 years of experience in the regulated entity space, first as a regulator and now defending regulated entities, Jeff brings an insider’s perspective and practical approach to handling regulatory examinations, investigations, and enforcement proceedings.  He believes in long-term, active and enduring client relationships and regularly provides clients with “preventive medicine” to keep from regulators’ sights.  In particular, Jeff has counseled clients on a review of their overall compliance programs, performed gap analysis, and risk assessments, and assisted with an analysis of historical transactions review.  Jeff’s clients range from large global financial institutions with a global reach to mid-sized regional businesses.

Before re-joining BCLP in August 2011, Jeff was the Deputy Regional Chief Counsel for the Midwest Region of FINRA. In addition to that position, he was the Enforcement representative for FINRA’s Regulatory Disposition Group for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) cases.  Jeff brought several ground-breaking Enforcement cases in the AML space, including several FINRA press release matters.