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David  Woodcock

David Woodcock

Jones Day

Dallas, TX, USA


David Woodcock represents companies, boards, and individuals in serious government investigations, internal investigations, and shareholder litigation. He is the former director of the SEC's Fort Worth Regional Office and chair of the SEC's Financial Reporting and Audit Task Force. David serves as the head of litigation for the Firm's Dallas Office.

At the SEC, David was responsible for all aspects of the agency's enforcement and examination activities in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Kansas. He also helped create, and served as chair of, the cross-office/division Financial Reporting and Auditing Task Force, which was designed to enhance the SEC's detection and prosecution of violations involving accounting and false financial statements. During this time, David oversaw investigations in nearly every major area of the SEC's enforcement program, including public company disclosure and reporting; the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA); insider trading; and investigations of SEC registrants. He also served as a member of the Enforcement Advisory Committee. Prior to joining the SEC, David was a partner at an international law firm where his practice focused on representing boards, officers/directors, public companies, and private fund advisers in investigations and litigation involving complex securities claims.

Before attending law school, David was a certified public accountant, certified management accountant, and certified information systems auditor and practiced at two of the world's largest accounting firms. He teaches a course on securities enforcement at Texas A&M University School of Law.

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