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Michael R. Young

Michael R. Young

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

New York, NY, USA


Named by Accounting Today as one of the “top 100 most influential people in accounting,” Michael R. Young is a litigation partner at New York’s Willkie Farr & Gallagher where he concentrates on securities and financial reporting with a particular emphasis in accounting issues.

Mr. Young is chair of the firm’s securities litigation and enforcement practice and concentrates on the representation of companies, audit committees, officers, directors, accounting firms, and investment banks in United States and international securities class actions, SEC proceedings, and special investigations.  His trial work includes the landmark jury verdict for the defense in the first class action tried to a jury pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  He has served as a member of FASB’s Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council and also as counsel to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the newly-formed Center for Audit Quality.

A prolific author on the subjects of financial reporting, audit committee effectiveness and the role and responsibilities of the independent auditor, Mr. Young’s books include The Financial Reporting Handbook (Wolters Kluwer 2003), Accounting Irregularities and Financial Fraud (Harcourt 2000) and, most recently, Financial Fraud Prevention and Detection:  Governance and Effective Practices (Wiley2014).  Mr. Young is a much sought speaker and commentator on financial reporting issues, and has been regularly quoted in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, USA Today, The Washington Post, and The National Law Journal.  He has also appeared as an invited guest on Fox Business News, CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, and BNN (Canada).

Mr. Young is a graduate of Allegheny College and the Duke University School of Law, where he was Research and Managing Editor of the Duke Law Journal.

Michael R. Young is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Eleventh Annual Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Private Funds and Broker-Dealer Registration: Comments by the Chief Counsel of the SEC’s Division of Trading And Markets - Eleventh Annual Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance , Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Board to Distraction - Eleventh Annual Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance , Wednesday, September 11, 2013
“Well, Now I’m Screwed. I Can’t Sell.” The Words that will Take the SEC’s Insider Trading Case Against Mark Cuban to Trial (April 2013) - Eleventh Annual Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance , Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Delaware Chancery Court Holds Forum Selection Bylaws are Facially Valid - Eleventh Annual Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance , Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Letter to NYSE from New York City Bar Regarding New York Stock Exchange Listed Company Rules (March 5, 2013) - Eleventh Annual Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance , Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The Board and Risk Management - Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2014: Recent Developments and Current Issues , Friday, June 20, 2014
Financial Fraud Prevention and Detection: Getting Back to Audit Committee Basics - Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2014: Recent Developments and Current Issues , Friday, June 20, 2014
Web Segment  Web Segment What Boards and their Counsel Need to Know About Enforcement and Compliance Under the New SEC Leadership - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance 2013 (Eleventh Annual) , Thursday, September 12, 2013
Ethical Challenges for Audit Committees and Their Adviors: Look Out... the SEC and DOJ are Watching - Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2014: Recent Developments and Current Issues , Monday, June 23, 2014
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Eleventh Annual) - What Boards and their Counsel Need to Know About Enforcement and Compliance Under the New SEC Leadership - What Boards and their Counsel Need to Know About Enforcement and Compliance Under the New SEC Leadership , Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2014: Recent Developments and Current Issues - Ethical Challenges for Audit Committees and Their Adviors: Look Out... the SEC and DOJ are Watching - Ethical Challenges for Audit Committees and Their Adviors: Look Out... the SEC and DOJ are Watching , Tuesday, June 24, 2014
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Eleventh Annual) - What Boards and their Counsel Need to Know About Enforcement and Compliance Under the New SEC Leadership - What Boards and their Counsel Need to Know About Enforcement and Compliance Under the New SEC Leadership , Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2014: Recent Developments and Current Issues - Ethical Challenges for Audit Committees and Their Adviors: Look Out... the SEC and DOJ are Watching - Ethical Challenges for Audit Committees and Their Adviors: Look Out... the SEC and DOJ are Watching , Tuesday, June 24, 2014
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance 2013 (Eleventh Annual) , Wednesday, September 25, 2013 , New York, NY
Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2014: Recent Developments and Current Issues , Friday, July 04, 2014 , New York, NY
Transcripts  Transcripts Ethical Challenges for Audit Committees and Their Adviors: Look Out... the SEC and DOJ are Watching - Ethical Challenges for Audit Committees and Their Adviors: Look Out... the SEC and DOJ are Watching , Monday, June 23, 2014
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Twelfth Annual) , Monday, November 24, 2014 , New York, NY
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Thirteenth Annual) , Friday, November 20, 2015 , New York, NY
Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2014: Recent Developments and Current Issues , Friday, June 20, 2014 , New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Twelfth Annual) , Monday, November 24, 2014 , New York, NY
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Thirteenth Annual) , Friday, November 20, 2015 , New York, NY
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