Securities Enforcement Forum 2018

November 1, 2018, Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Presented by Securities Docket

Securities Enforcement Forum 2018 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, November 1, 2018, in the spectacular Corcoran Ballroom of the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Securities Enforcement Forum 2018 will feature an extraordinary “Directors’ Panel” that will offer insights from SEC Enforcement Co-Director Stephanie Avakian, 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 a stellar faculty, including many current senior SEC enforcement officials and over two dozen other luminaries in the securities enforcement field.

Current Faculty and Speaker List for Securities Enforcement Forum 2018:

Keynote Speaker: 

  • Robert J. Jackson Jr., Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Directors’ Panel:

  • Stephanie Avakian, Co-Director, SEC Division of Enforcement
  • George S. Canellos, Partner,  Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
  • Andrew J. Ceresney, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • William R. McLucas, Partner, Wilmer Hale
  • Linda Chatman Thomsen, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Dick Walker, Partner, King & Spalding LLP

SEC Faculty:

  • Anita B. Bandy, Associate Director, SEC Division of Enforcement
  • Charles E. Cain, Chief, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit, SEC Division of Enforcement
  • Robert A. Cohen, Chief, Cyber Unit, SEC Division of Enforcement
  • Bridget Fitzpatrick, Chief Litigation Counsel, SEC
  • Melissa Hodgman, Associate Director, SEC Division of Enforcement
  • Jane A. Norberg, Chief, SEC Office of the Whistleblower


  • William R. Baker III, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Jonathan R. Barr, Partner, BakerHostetler
  • Christian R. Bartholomew, Partner, Murphy & McGonigle P.C.
  • Bradley J. Bondi, Partner, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
  • Luke T. Cadigan, Partner, Cooley LLP
  • Douglas J. Davison, Partner, Linklaters LLP
  • Jason Flemmons, Senior Managing Director, Ankura Consulting Group
  • Elizabeth P. Gray, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
  • Caz Hashemi, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • 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
  • James M. Koukios, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Michael Liftik, Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
  • Luis R. Mejia, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP
  • Bridget Moore, Partner, Baker Botts LLP
  • Dr. Nicole M. Moran, Principal, Cornerstone Research
  • Kevin J. O’Connor, Chief Legal Counsel, Point72
  • Fiona A. Philip, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Lorin L. Reisner, Partner, Paul, Weiss
  • Thomas A. Sporkin, Partner, Buckley Sandler LLP
  • John Reed Stark, President, John Reed Stark Consulting LLC
  • Michael D. Trager, Partner, Arnold & Porter
  • Jonathan R. Tuttle, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Samuel J. Waldon, Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP
  • William E. White, Partner, Allen & Overy LLP
  • Erica Williams, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Jeremiah Williams, Counsel, Ropes & Gray LLP

Please register here!


When: Thursday, November 1, 2018
7:00 am - 8:20 am (breakfast & registration)
8:20 am - 5:00 pm (followed by cocktail party)
Where: Four Seasons Hotel
2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
CLE Credit: 6.5 hours (approved in PA)

CLE Information and Forms

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


Links to materials available here.

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