3545 Ellicott Mills Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Office: 410-919-9020
Cell: 410-733-5325
Fax: 410-919-9040







Ms. Walker-Lightfoot is notably the only former regulator who was uniquely skilled to detect Bernard Madoff's multi-billion dollar fraud prior to him turning himself in to the authorities.  As such, she possesses the requisite skills and training to handle your compliance and corporate business needs.

After 11 years of service across four financial regulatory agencies, Ms. Walker-Lightfoot entered private practice.  And in 2013, Ms. Walker-Lightfoot was selected to the SuperLawyers Rising Stars, Maryland annual list, with a feature article in the magazine.

Ms. Walker-Lightfoot earned her law degree and international law certificate from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America located in Washington, D.C. She also holds an MBA from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland at College Park in Maryland and a B.A. and a minor in French from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

She is a veteran employee of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Reserve Board, FINRA and the American Stock Exchange, whereby she gained over 10 years of experience in the areas of corporate governance and compliance, as well as securities and banking law.  At the SEC, she led various investigations on behalf of the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, focusing on brokerage firms, stock exchanges and hedge fund entities, including Bernard Madoff Investment Securities, LLC.  She also played a pivotal role in the Federal Reserve's response to the bank sponsored fund meltdown during the height of the recent global financial crisis.  And her work at the American Stock Exchange and FINRA involved various aspects of arbitration, mediation, and general corporate and regulatory compliance.

Ms. Walker-Lightfoot also serves as an appointed Commissioner on the Howard County, MD Human Rights Commission where her responsibilities include recommending civil rights policy to the County Executive and the County Council concurrently. She is a member of the Maryland Bar and the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. She is also a certified Maryland Court Mediator.