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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 LLP  where he chairs the firm’s securities litigation and enforcement practice.

His practice 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 committee 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, as chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Financial Reporting Committee, and as counsel to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the 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 (Wiley 2014).  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:
Transcripts  Transcripts Audit Committees - Audit Committees , Thursday, March 01, 2012
Ethics Issues for Audit Committees and Their Advisors - Ethics Issues for Audit Committees and Their Advisors , Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Risk Issues that Keep Audit Committee Members Awake at Night - Risk Issues that Keep Audit Committee Members Awake at Night , Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Audit Committee - Audit Committee , Thursday, September 13, 2012
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
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 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
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Eleventh Annual Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Twelfth Annual)
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters 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
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
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
The Board and Risk Management (March 17, 2010) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Twelfth Annual) , Monday, November 24, 2014
Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals’ Letter to Claudia Crowley of the New York Stock Exchange Regulation, Inc. on New York Stock Exchange Listed Company Rules (May 28, 2013) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Twelfth Annual) , Monday, November 24, 2014
Financial Fraud Prevention and Detection: Getting Back to Audit Committee Basics (October 24, 2013) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Twelfth Annual) , Monday, November 24, 2014
Committee on Financial Reporting of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York Letter to Claudia Crowley of the New York Stock Exchange Regulation, Inc. on New York Stock Exchange Listed Company Rules (March 5, 2013) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Twelfth Annual) , Monday, November 24, 2014
Risk Management Oversight: A Debate Continues and Audit Committees Get Busier - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Twelfth Annual) , Monday, November 24, 2014
Committee on Financial Reporting of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York’s Letter to Phoebe W. Brown of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board on PCAOB Rulemaking Docket Matter No. 034 (December 9, 2013) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Twelfth Annual) , Monday, November 24, 2014
Committee on Financial Reporting of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York’s Letter to Keith F. Higgins of the Securities and Exchange Commission (September 3, 2014) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Twelfth Annual) , Monday, November 24, 2014
Statement of Michael R. Young; Public Meeting on the Auditor’s Reporting Model of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (April 3, 2014) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Twelfth Annual) , Monday, November 24, 2014
Eighteen Safeguards to Corporate Self-Investigation (December 2004) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Twelfth Annual) , Monday, November 24, 2014
Web Segment  Web Segment 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 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 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 Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2014: Recent Developments and Current Issues , Friday, July 04, 2014 , New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Twelfth Annual) , Monday, November 24, 2014 , New York, NY
Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe (Fourteenth Annual): Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice , Monday, January 19, 2015 , London
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2015 , Tuesday, February 10, 2015 , New York, NY
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Thirteenth Annual) , Friday, November 20, 2015 , New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Twelfth Annual) , Monday, November 24, 2014 , New York, NY
Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe (Fourteenth Annual): Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice , Monday, January 19, 2015 , London
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2015 , Tuesday, February 10, 2015 , New York, NY
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Thirteenth Annual) , Friday, November 20, 2015 , New York, NY
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