Seminar  Seminar

Enforcement 2014: Perspectives from Government Agencies

Why you should attend

We continue to see unprecedented changes in our economic, business and regulatory regimes in general, and in enforcement efforts in particular. This unique program brings together panels of senior staff from the various enforcement and regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, FINRA, New York State Department of Financial Services, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Attorney’s Office, U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Department of Justice, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, moderated by a law firm enforcement practitioner, to discuss agency priorities, how the agencies are working together, and offer best practices for today’s rapidly changing enforcement environment.

What you will learn

  • Enforcement priorities of Federal and State regulators and law enforcers
  • What are the agencies thinking about, what are they focusing on, how are they working together and how do you need to work with them?
  • Changes in practice, and practical ways to deal with those changes
  • Practical implications of dealing with multi-agency investigations
  • Hot topics in enforcement: the agencies’ perspectives for 2014
  • Legal developments in the enforcement space
  • How will new rules and statutes affect your practice?
  • Regulatory agenda - what’s on the horizon
  • Ethical issues in enforcement: earn one hour of ethics CLE credit

Special Features

  • Perspectives from various government enforcement agencies on each panel
  • One full hour of ethics CLE credit

Who should attend

Those who represent, as in house or outside counsel, businesses and individuals that need to comply with financial regulatory requirements, businesses and individuals that are working hard to avoid regulatory and enforcement scrutiny, and businesses and individuals that, for whatever reason, find themselves under regulatory and enforcement scrutiny.

9:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction

9:15 Enforcement Priorities
  • Individuals/entities or both
  • Remedies: What to expect
  • Interagency coordination and competition
  • Regulation by enforcement or general deterrence
Speakers: J. Bradley Bennett, Andrew J. Ceresney, Jeffrey P. Ehrlich, Colleen P. Mahoney, William Stellmach

11:00 Networking Break

11:15 Swaps and Derivatives and Market Enforcement
  • New developments in swaps and derivatives law and regulation post Dodd-Frank
  • Update on enforcement trends: manipulation, fraud and false price reporting
  • Civil and criminal exposure – industry-wide practices, how to prepare a defense
Speakers: Daniel Braun, Shari D. Leventhal, Gretchen L. Lowe, Michael J. Osnato, Kenneth M. Raisler

12:15 Lunch

1:30 Financial Reporting and Fraud
  • International issues - challenges in fact gathering
  • Jurisdiction in global securities markets
  • FCPA
  • Negligence based cases - how small will the government go?
  • Individual liability
Speakers: William R. Baker III, Claudius B. Modesti, Gareth Rees, David R. Woodcock

2:45 Legal and Policy Developments
  • Not admit nor deny
  • International issues
  • Regulations in the Courts
  • Lawyers as whistleblowers and the role of State Bars
Speakers: Mark D. Cahn, Michael A. Conley, J. Gordon Seymour, Sara L. Shudofsky

3:45 Networking Break

4:00 Ethics
  • Joint Representation - Entities and Individuals
  • Issues in dealing with Government agencies
  • When to waive the privilege and when not to
  • Issues when leaving or joining the Federal government
Speakers: Stephen L. Cohen, Christina B. Dugger, Barbara B. Hannigan, Dixie L. Johnson, Lorin L. Reisner

Program Attorney(s)
Laura R. Shields ~ Executive Director, Programs, Practising Law Institute

New York City Seminar Location

PLI New York Center
, 1177 Avenue of the Americas, (2nd floor), entrance on 45th Street, New York, New York 10036. Message Center, program days only: (212) 824-5733.

New York City Hotel Accommodations

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Item# 51772
Location:  New York, NY
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Seminar attendance includes course handbook and associated course materials. A downloadable course handbook will also be available several days prior to the program start for your review.