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Joan E. McKown

Joan E. McKown

Jones Day

Washington, DC, USA


Joan McKown focuses on investigations, enforcement actions, and other proceeding with U.S. and foreign regulators. She also counsels financial institutions, boards, corporations, and individuals on issues related to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as on corporate governance and compliance.

Joan represents corporations, private equity entities, and corporate and advisory officers in SEC investigations involving disclosure, books and records, internal controls, insider trading, and the FCPA.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Joan was the longtime chief counsel of the Division of Enforcement at the SEC. During her 24-year career at the SEC, she played a key role in establishing enforcement policies at the agency and worked closely with the Commission and senior SEC staff. Her substantive experience extends across the full range of Enforcement matters including corporate disclosure, insider trading, investment companies and investment advisors, broker dealers, and the FCPA. She oversaw the drafting of the Enforcement Division Manual. Joan also served as a key liaison between the Division of Enforcement and other regulatory authorities including the Department of Justice, Commodities Futures Trading Commission, federal banking regulators, and state securities regulators. She led Wells meetings and settlement negotiations of thousands of SEC enforcement matters.

Joan frequently lectures on SEC topics related to Enforcement, financial institutions, disclosure, FCPA, and insider trading. She is a co-chair of the DC Bar Corporate, Securities and Finance Section Steering Committee. Joan also is a member of the executive committee of the board of trustees of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia.

Joan E. McKown is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters 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
FCPA 2016 Year in Review (January 2017) - Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2017, Thursday, April 20, 2017
Ellen K. Connell, Joan E. McKown, Colleen E. Noonan, SEC Proceedings Against Attorneys FY2017: Protecting the Integrity of the Markets (September 15, 2017) - Annual Disclosure Documents 2017: Current Developments and Best Practices , Wednesday, December 13, 2017
FCPA 2017 Year in Review (January 2018) - Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2018, Wednesday, April 18, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Enforcement Developments in Global Capital Offerings - Enforcement Developments in Global Capital Offerings, Thursday, April 20, 2017
Thorny Hedge Fund Hypotheticals - Ethical Issues - Thorny Hedge Fund Hypotheticals - Ethical Issues, Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Obtaining Sponsorships and Mentorships to Maximize Success for Women Attorneys - Obtaining Sponsorships and Mentorships to Maximize Success for Women Attorneys, Monday, January 29, 2018
Enforcement Developments in Global Capital Offerings - Enforcement Developments in Global Capital Offerings, Thursday, April 19, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Enforcement Developments in Global Capital Offerings - Enforcement Developments in Global Capital Offerings, Thursday, April 20, 2017
Thorny Hedge Fund Hypotheticals - Ethical Issues - Thorny Hedge Fund Hypotheticals - Ethical Issues, Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Obtaining Sponsorships and Mentorships to Maximize Success for Women Attorneys - Obtaining Sponsorships and Mentorships to Maximize Success for Women Attorneys, Monday, January 29, 2018
Enforcement Developments in Global Capital Offerings - Enforcement Developments in Global Capital Offerings, Thursday, April 19, 2018
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Enforcement 2017: Perspectives from Government Agencies
Enforcement 2018: 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
Web Segment  Web Segment Thorny Hedge Fund Hypotheticals - Ethical Issues - Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2017, Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Obtaining Sponsorships and Mentorships to Maximize Success for Women Attorneys - Women Lawyers in Leadership 2018, Monday, January 29, 2018
Enforcement Developments in Global Capital Offerings - Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2018, Thursday, April 19, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2017, Thursday, December 07, 2017, New York, NY
Women Lawyers in Leadership 2018, Friday, February 02, 2018, New York, NY
Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2018, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, New York, NY
Enforcement 2018: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, New York, NY
Transcripts  Transcripts Obtaining Sponsorships and Mentorships to Maximize Success for Women Attorneys - Obtaining Sponsorships and Mentorships to Maximize Success for Women Attorneys, Monday, January 29, 2018
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