Securities Enforcement Forum 2017

October 26, 2017, Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Presented by Securities Docket

Securities Enforcement Forum 2017 is the preeminent securities enforcement conference in the world. It is a unique, one-day conference in Washington, D.C. that brings together current and former senior SEC and DOJ officials, securities enforcement and white-collar attorneys, in-house counsel and compliance executives, and other top professionals in the field. This year’s conference will take place on Thursday, October 26, 2017, in the spectacular Grand Ballroom of the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Securities Enforcement Forum 2017 will feature an Afternoon Keynote by SEC Enforcement Co-Director Stephanie Avakian. In addition, the event will feature an extraordinary “Directors’ Panel” that will offer insights from SEC Enforcement Co-Director Steven Peikin, as well as former SEC Enforcement Directors Andrew Ceresney, George Canellos, Robert Khuzami, Linda Chatman Thomsen, Dick Walker and the Hon. Stanley Sporkin.

The conference will feature a stellar facultyincluding many current senior SEC enforcement officials and over two dozen other luminaries in the securities enforcement field. The panelists at Securities Enforcement Forum 2017 will discuss the most important issues now facing attorneys and professionals who work in this area.

Current Faculty and Speaker List for Securities Enforcement Forum 2017:


  • Stephanie Avakian, Co-Director, SEC Division of Enforcement

Directors’ Panel:

  • Steven Peikin, Co-Director, SEC Division of Enforcement
  • George S. Canellos, Partner,  Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
  • Andrew J. Ceresney, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Robert S. Khuzami, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Hon. Stanley Sporkin (Ret.)
  • Linda Chatman Thomsen, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Dick Walker, Partner, King & Spalding LLP

SEC Faculty*:

  • Charles E. Cain, Acting Chief, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit, SEC Division of Enforcement
  • Robert A. Cohen, Co-Chief, Market Abuse Unit, SEC Division of Enforcement
  • Scott W. Friestad, Associate Director, SEC Division of Enforcement
  • Gerald Hodgkins, Associate Director, SEC Division of Enforcement
  • Melissa Hodgman, Associate Director, SEC Division of Enforcement
  • Margaret S. McGuireChief, Financial Reporting and Audit Group, SEC Division of Enforcement
  • Jane A. Norberg, Chief, SEC Office of the Whistleblower

FINRA Faculty:

  • Russell G. Ryan, Senior Vice President, Deputy Chief of Enforcement


  • Amanda Aikman, Associate, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • William R. Baker III, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Christian R. Bartholomew, Partner, Jenner & Block LLP
  • J. Bradley Bennett, Partner, Baker Botts LLP
  • Bradley J. Bondi, Partner, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
  • Luke T. Cadigan, Partner, Cooley LLP
  • John J. Carney, Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • Shawn Cleveland, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Stephen L. Cohen, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Douglas J. Davison, Partner, Linklaters LLP
  • Andrew J. Ehrlich, Partner, Paul, Weiss
  • Jacob S. Frenkel, Partner, Dickinson Wright PLLC
  • Daniel M. Hawke, Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
  • Dixie L. Johnson, Partner, King & Spalding LLP
  • Erika Kelton, Partner, Phillips & Cohen LLP
  • Philip S. Khinda, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • David L. Kornblau, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
  • George Kostolampros, Partner, Venable LLP
  • Jennifer Marietta-Westberg, Senior Economist, Cornerstone Research
  • Luis R. Mejia, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP
  • Joshua M. Newville, Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP
  • R. Daniel O’Connor, Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP
  • Thomas A. Sporkin, Partner, Buckley Sandler LLP
  • John Reed Stark, President, John Reed Stark Consulting LLC
  • Jonathan R. Tuttle, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Martin S. Wilczynski, Senior Managing Director, Ankura Consulting Group

*SEC Faculty are confirmed as panelists pending official SEC approval.

Please register here!

CLE Info and Forms

SEF2014 CLE -sm6.5 hrs CLE credit approved in PA. Forms available here.


Links to materials available here.


When: Thursday, October 26, 2017
7:00 am - 8:15 am (breakfast & registration)
8:15 am - 5:00 pm (followed by cocktail party)
Where: Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
CLE Credit: 6.5 hours (approved in PA)

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