Michael Markunas is the Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for B. Riley Securities, Inc. and General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for B. Riley Wealth Management, Inc.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Markunas was the Chief Compliance Officer for a division of Apollo. He has also worked at the Securities and Exchange Commission and at the Investment Company Institute. Prior to his regulatory career, Mr. Markunas spent several years litigating securities class action matters related to the financial crisis in New York City. He has over 20 years of experience at several Wall Street broker-dealers in various management and compliance roles.
Mr. Markunas holds a B.A. in Finance and an MBA in Finance and International Economics from Loyola Marymount University. He also holds a J.D. from the University of San Diego and an LL.M. in Securities and Financial Regulatory Law from Georgetown University Law Center.
He was recognized as one of Los Angeles Business Journal's 2019 Leaders in Law.