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Brian Wittneben
General Counsel

As Executive Managing Director and General Counsel for HilltopSecurities, Mr. Wittneben advises the board of directors, senior management, all affiliates and departments on legal, corporate and regulatory issues, including corporate governance, securities transactions, regulatory actions, litigation, employment issues, and legal strategy.

Career Highlights

  • Joined HilltopSecurities in 2004
  • Previously served as associate in the corporate/securities practice group of Haynes and Boone, LLP, where he represented clients in mergers and acquisitions involving public and privately held entities, public and private offerings, SEC compliance and general corporate governance issues.

Current Affiliations

  • General Counsel Forum
  • Corporate Counsel Institute
  • Government Enforcement Institute
  • Government Investigations & Civil Litigation Institute
  • DFW Financial Services Counsel Roundtable
  • Securities Industry Institute / The Wharton School
  • Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Municipal Legal Advisory Committee
  • Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Private Client Legal Advisory Committee
  • Bond Dealers of America Legal and Compliance Committee
  • American Securities Association General Counsel Committee
  • Dallas Bar Association


  • J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
  • B.S. in Political Science, Texas A&M University

Get to Know Brian

years of securities experience
years as general counsel
awesome daughters
“Life isn’t fair. Get over it. Now get out of bed. We’re burning sunshine.”
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