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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 & Enforcement Practice Group with a practice concentrating 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 serves 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 publications include The Financial Reporting Handbook (Aspen 2003) and Accounting Irregularities and Financial Fraud (Aspen 3d ed. 2006). 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:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Letter to NYSE Regulation, Inc. from the New York City Bar Committee on Financial Reporting Re: New York Stock Exchange Listed Company Rules, dated March 5, 2013 - Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2013: Recent Developments and Current Issues , Friday, June 21, 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
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
Web Segment  Web Segment Ethical Challenges for Audit Committees and Their Advisors: Look Out...the SEC and DOJ are Watching - Audit Committee Workshop 2013 , Monday, June 24, 2013
Risk Management: A Full Plate - But is it Too Much? - Audit Committee Workshop 2013 , Monday, June 24, 2013
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
Transcripts  Transcripts Risk Management: A Full Plate - But is it Too Much? - Risk Management: A Full Plate - But is it Too Much? , Monday, June 24, 2013
Ethical Challenges for Audit Committees and Their Advisors: Look Out...the SEC and DOJ are Watching - Ethical Challenges for Audit Committees and Their Advisors: Look Out...the SEC and DOJ are Watching , Monday, June 24, 2013
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2013: Recent Developments and Current Issues - Ethical Challenges for Audit Committees and Their Advisors: Look Out...the SEC and DOJ are Watching - Ethical Challenges for Audit Committees and Their Advisors: Look Out...the SEC and DOJ are Watching , Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2013: Recent Developments and Current Issues - Risk Management: A Full Plate - But is it Too Much? - Risk Management: A Full Plate - But is it Too Much? , Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2013: Recent Developments and Current Issues - Ethical Challenges for Audit Committees and Their Advisors: Look Out...the SEC and DOJ are Watching - Ethical Challenges for Audit Committees and Their Advisors: Look Out...the SEC and DOJ are Watching , Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2013: Recent Developments and Current Issues - Risk Management: A Full Plate - But is it Too Much? - Risk Management: A Full Plate - But is it Too Much? , Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Audit Committee Workshop 2013 , Friday, July 05, 2013 , New York, NY
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance 2013 (Eleventh Annual) , Wednesday, September 25, 2013 , New York, NY
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Eleventh Annual Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2014: Recent Developments and Current Issues , Friday, June 20, 2014 , New York, NY
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Twelfth Annual) , Monday, November 24, 2014 , New York, NY
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Eleventh Annual) , Wednesday, September 11, 2013 , New York, NY
Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2013: Recent Developments and Current Issues , Friday, June 21, 2013 , New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2014: Recent Developments and Current Issues , Friday, June 20, 2014 , New York, NY
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Twelfth Annual) , Monday, November 24, 2014 , New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2014: Recent Developments and Current Issues , Friday, June 20, 2014 , Columbus, OH
Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2014: Recent Developments and Current Issues , Friday, June 20, 2014 , Mechanicsburg, PA
Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2014: Recent Developments and Current Issues , Friday, June 20, 2014 , Philadelphia, PA
Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2014: Recent Developments and Current Issues , Friday, June 20, 2014 , Pittsburgh, PA
Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2014: Recent Developments and Current Issues , Friday, June 20, 2014 , Cleveland, OH
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