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Joan E. McKown

Joan E. McKown

Jones Day

Washington, DC, USA


Joan McKown has over 30 years of experience in Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement and financial regulatory matters including investigations, exams, internal investigations, and disputes throughout the United States.  She has in-depth knowledge of investigatory issues relating to financial fraud, corporate disclosure, corporate governance, accounting, compliance, private equity, FCPA, broker dealer, investment adviser, investment companies, and insider trading.  Joan represents corporations, and financial services firms, and their officers, directors and employees, counseling them to avoid regulatory scrutiny, and when necessary, resolving matters on the best terms possible.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2010, Joan was the longest serving chief counsel in the Division of Enforcement at the SEC, where she played a key role in establishing enforcement policies and worked closely with Commission and senior SEC staff.  Joan literally wrote the book on SEC enforcement when she oversaw creation of the first version of the SEC Enforcement Manual.  As chief counsel, she led hundreds of Wells meetings and settlement negotiations.  At Jones Day, Joan has extensive experience submitting persuasive Wells submissions, having reviewed thousands of such submissions while on the SEC staff.

Joan was formerly cochair, and is currently on, the DC Bar Corporate, Securities and Finance Community Steering Committee.  Separately, she is on the Board of Trustees of the SEC Historical Society.  Joan serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia.  She frequently speaks and writes on SEC enforcement related topics.

Joan E. McKown is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Thorny Hedge Fund Hypotheticals - Ethical Issues - Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2016, Friday, December 02, 2016
Learnings from Enforcement and the Impact on Disclosure Practices - Annual Disclosure Documents 2016, Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Ethics and Whistleblower Developments: Challenges to Be Aware of When Preparing and Reviewing Disclosure Documents - Annual Disclosure Documents 2016, Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Getting a Seat at the Table: Tips for Women Lawyers - Women Lawyers in Leadership 2017, Thursday, January 26, 2017
Enforcement Developments in Global Capital Offerings - Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2017, Thursday, April 20, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Thorny Hedge Fund Hypotheticals - Ethical Issues - Thorny Hedge Fund Hypotheticals - Ethical Issues, Friday, December 02, 2016
Learnings from Enforcement and the Impact on Disclosure Practices - Learnings from Enforcement and the Impact on Disclosure Practices, Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Ethics and Whistleblower Developments: Challenges to Be Aware of When Preparing and Reviewing Disclosure Documents - Ethics and Whistleblower Developments: Challenges to Be Aware of When Preparing and Reviewing Disclosure Documents, Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Getting a Seat at the Table: Tips for Women Lawyers - Getting a Seat at the Table: Tips for Women Lawyers, Thursday, January 26, 2017
Enforcement Developments in Global Capital Offerings - Enforcement Developments in Global Capital Offerings, Thursday, April 20, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Thorny Hedge Fund Hypotheticals - Ethical Issues - Thorny Hedge Fund Hypotheticals - Ethical Issues, Friday, December 02, 2016
Ethics and Whistleblower Developments: Challenges to Be Aware of When Preparing and Reviewing Disclosure Documents - Ethics and Whistleblower Developments: Challenges to Be Aware of When Preparing and Reviewing Disclosure Documents, Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Learnings from Enforcement and the Impact on Disclosure Practices - Learnings from Enforcement and the Impact on Disclosure Practices, Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Getting a Seat at the Table: Tips for Women Lawyers - Getting a Seat at the Table: Tips for Women Lawyers, Thursday, January 26, 2017
Enforcement Developments in Global Capital Offerings - Enforcement Developments in Global Capital Offerings, Thursday, April 20, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Thorny Hedge Fund Hypotheticals - Ethical Issues - Thorny Hedge Fund Hypotheticals - Ethical Issues, Friday, December 02, 2016
Ethics and Whistleblower Developments: Challenges to Be Aware of When Preparing and Reviewing Disclosure Documents - Ethics and Whistleblower Developments: Challenges to Be Aware of When Preparing and Reviewing Disclosure Documents, Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Learnings from Enforcement and the Impact on Disclosure Practices - Learnings from Enforcement and the Impact on Disclosure Practices, Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Getting a Seat at the Table: Tips for Women Lawyers - Getting a Seat at the Table: Tips for Women Lawyers, Thursday, January 26, 2017
Enforcement Developments in Global Capital Offerings - Enforcement Developments in Global Capital Offerings, Thursday, April 20, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Trends in Private Equity and Hedge Fund Enforcement 2016 - Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement and Regulatory Developments 2016, Monday, December 05, 2016
SEC Proceeding Against Attorneys FY2016 (August 12, 2016) - Annual Disclosure Documents 2016, Wednesday, December 14, 2016
FCPA 2016 Year in Review (January 2017) - Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2017, Thursday, April 20, 2017
SEC Enforcement in Financial Reporting and Disclosure—2016 Year in Review (January 2017) - Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2017, Thursday, April 20, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2016, Monday, December 12, 2016, New York, NY
Annual Disclosure Documents 2016, Friday, December 16, 2016, New York, NY
Women Lawyers in Leadership 2017, Friday, January 27, 2017, New York, NY
Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2017, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, New York, NY
Enforcement 2017: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Thursday, May 18, 2017, New York, NY
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Enforcement 2017: Perspectives from Government Agencies
Answer Book Chapters  Answer Book Chapters Internal Investigations While the SEC Is Investigating; and Appendix 1A - SEC Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book (2017 Edition), Friday, June 09, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2017, Thursday, November 30, 2017, New York, NY
Annual Disclosure Documents 2017: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 11, 2017, New York, NY
Women Lawyers in Leadership 2018, Friday, January 26, 2018, New York, NY
Enforcement 2018: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 09, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2017, Thursday, November 30, 2017, New York, NY
Annual Disclosure Documents 2017: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 11, 2017, New York, NY
Women Lawyers in Leadership 2018, Friday, January 26, 2018, New York, NY
Enforcement 2018: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 09, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2017, Thursday, November 30, 2017, Indianapolis, IN
Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2017, Thursday, November 30, 2017, Philadelphia, PA
Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2017, Thursday, November 30, 2017, Pittsburgh, PA
Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2017, Thursday, November 30, 2017, Atlanta, GA
Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2017, Thursday, November 30, 2017, New Brunswick , NJ
Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2017, Thursday, November 30, 2017, Mechanicsburg, PA
Annual Disclosure Documents 2017: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 11, 2017, Indianapolis, IN
Annual Disclosure Documents 2017: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 11, 2017, Cleveland, OH
Annual Disclosure Documents 2017: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 11, 2017, Philadelphia, PA
Annual Disclosure Documents 2017: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 11, 2017, Pittsburgh, PA
Annual Disclosure Documents 2017: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 11, 2017, Atlanta, GA
Annual Disclosure Documents 2017: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 11, 2017, Mechanicsburg, PA
Women Lawyers in Leadership 2018, Friday, January 26, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Women Lawyers in Leadership 2018, Friday, January 26, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Women Lawyers in Leadership 2018, Friday, January 26, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Women Lawyers in Leadership 2018, Friday, January 26, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Women Lawyers in Leadership 2018, Friday, January 26, 2018, Nashville, TN
Women Lawyers in Leadership 2018, Friday, January 26, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Women Lawyers in Leadership 2018, Friday, January 26, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Enforcement 2018: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 09, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Enforcement 2018: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 09, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Enforcement 2018: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 09, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Enforcement 2018: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 09, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Enforcement 2018: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 09, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Enforcement 2018: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 09, 2018, Atlanta, GA
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