Securities Enforcement Forum 2019

October 23, 2019, Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Presented by Securities Docket

Securities Enforcement Forum 2019 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 Wednesday, October 23, 2019, in the historic Grand Ballroom of the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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Jay Clayton

Securities Enforcement Forum 2019 will feature a Keynote discussion with SEC Chairman Jay Clayton (moderated by former SEC Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher).

Securities Enforcement Forum 2019 will also be highlighted by a ”Directors’ Panel” that will offer insights from SEC Enforcement Co-Director Steven Peikin, as well as former SEC Enforcement Directors Andrew Ceresney, George Canellos, Bill McLucas, Linda Chatman Thomsen and Dick Walker. It will also include a full day of panels on the most pressing and critical topics in securities enforcement, including cryptocurrency, cybersecurity, financial and accounting fraud, litigation and investigation strategies, and much more. The conference will feature an unparalleled faculty, including many current senior SEC enforcement officials and over two dozen other luminaries in the securities enforcement field.

Bad Blood 150Securities Enforcement Forum 2019 will also feature an appearance by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter John Carreyrou, who will be in attendance to sign copies of his best-selling book about the Theranos scandal, Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup. All attendees will receive a copy of Bad Blood compliments of Securities Docket.


Current Faculty and Speaker List for Securities Enforcement Forum 2019:

Keynote Speaker: 

  • Jay Clayton, Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

SEC Faculty:

  • Steven Peikin, Co-Director, SEC Division of Enforcement
  • Adam S. Aderton, Co-Chief, SEC Division of Enforcement’s Asset Management Unit
  • Anita B. Bandy, Associate Director, SEC Division of Enforcement
  • Joseph K. Brenner, Chief Counsel, SEC Division of Enforcement
  • Melissa Hodgman, Associate Director, SEC Division of Enforcement 
  • Matthew Jacques, Chief Accountant, SEC Division of Enforcement
  • Jane A. Norberg, Chief, SEC Office of the Whistleblower
  • Carolyn M. Welshhans, Associate Director, SEC Division of Enforcement


  • William R. Baker III, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Bradley J. Bondi, Partner, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
  • George S. Canellos, Partner,  Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
  • John J. Carney, Partner, BakerHostetler
  • Andrew J. Ceresney, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Robert A. Cohen, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Douglas J. Davison, Partner, Linklaters LLP
  • Daniel M. Gallagher, Jr., Partner, Wilmer Hale
  • Andrew D. Goldstein, Partner, Cooley LLP
  • Elizabeth P. Gray, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
  • Caz Hashemi, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Daniel M. Hawke, Partner, Arnold & Porter
  • Terence Healy, Partner, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
  • Gerald Hodgkins, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Dixie L. Johnson, Partner, King & Spalding LLP
  • Philip S. Khinda, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Kenneth R. Lench, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Michael Liftik, Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
  • Sean X. McKessy, Partner, Phillips & Cohen LLP
  • William R. McLucas, Partner, Wilmer Hale
  • Luis R. Mejia, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP
  • Claudius B. Modesti, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Bridget Moore, Partner, Baker Botts LLP
  • Dr. Nicole M. Moran, Principal, Cornerstone Research
  • R. Daniel O’Connor, Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP
  • Lorin L. Reisner, Partner, Paul, Weiss
  • Thomas A. Sporkin, Partner, Buckley LLP
  • John Reed Stark, John Reed Stark Consulting LLC
  • Linda Chatman Thomsen, Counsel, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Jonathan R. Tuttle, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Dick Walker, Partner, King & Spalding LLP
  • William E. White, Partner, Allen & Overy LLP
  • Martin S. Wilczynski, Senior Managing Director, Ankura Consulting Group
  • Kurt Wolfe, Associate, Troutman Sanders LLP

Please register here!


When: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019
7:00 am - 8:00 am: Breakfast & Registration
8:00 am - 8:10 am: Welcome Remarks and Introductions
8:10 am - 8:40 am: Keynote by SEC Chairman Jay Clayton
8:40 am - 5:00 pm Panel Discussions (followed by cocktail party)
Where: Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
CLE Credit: 6.0 hours (approved in PA)

CLE Information and Forms

SEF2014 CLE -sm6.0 hours CLE credit approved in PA. Forms available here.


Links to materials available here.

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