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Joan E. McKown

Joan E. McKown

Jones Day

Washington, DC, USA


Joan E. 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, 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 the Commission and senior SEC staff.  Joan literally wrote the book on SEC enforcement when she oversaw the 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 is on the board of trustees of the SEC Historical Society. She also 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:
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Enforcement Developments in Global Capital Offerings - Enforcement Developments in Global Capital Offerings, Thursday, April 20, 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
Thorny Hedge Fund Hypotheticals - Ethical Issues - Thorny Hedge Fund Hypotheticals - Ethical Issues, Monday, October 15, 2018
Rebuttal: The Defense Perspective - Rebuttal: The Defense Perspective, Monday, November 12, 2018
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, Thursday, December 13, 2018
Learnings from Enforcement and the Impact on Disclosure Practices - Learnings from Enforcement and the Impact on Disclosure Practices, Thursday, December 13, 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
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
Thorny Hedge Fund Hypotheticals - Ethical Issues - Thorny Hedge Fund Hypotheticals - Ethical Issues, Monday, October 15, 2018
Rebuttal: The Defense Perspective - Rebuttal: The Defense Perspective, Monday, November 12, 2018
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, Thursday, December 13, 2018
Learnings from Enforcement and the Impact on Disclosure Practices - Learnings from Enforcement and the Impact on Disclosure Practices, Thursday, December 13, 2018
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
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters 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
The Perils of Well-Intentioned Deception: Insider Trading Case Highlights Challenges Facing Public Companies (July 2018) - Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2018, Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Supreme Court Rules on Whistleblower Reporting to SEC - Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2018, Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Jones Day, Commentary, SEC Announces Yahoo Will Pay $35 Million for Failure to Disclose Data Security Incident (May 2018) - 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Jones Day, Alert, U.S. Supreme Court Holds SEC’s Staff Appointments for Administrative Law Judge Unconstitutional (June 2018) - 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Jones Day, Alert, Supreme Court Rules on Whistleblower Reporting to SEC (February 2018) - 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Jones Day, White Paper, SEC Enforcement in Financial Reporting and Disclosure—2018 Mid-Year Update (July 2018) - 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Jones Day, White Paper, SEC Enforcement in Financial Reporting and Disclosure—2018 Mid-Year Update (July 2018) - Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices, Monday, December 10, 2018
Lauren Walas and Joan E. McKown, SEC Proceedings Against Attorneys FY2018: Attorneys Behaving Badly (August 31, 2018) - Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices, Monday, December 10, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment 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
Thorny Hedge Fund Hypotheticals - Ethical Issues - Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2018, Monday, October 15, 2018
Rebuttal: The Defense Perspective - 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Monday, November 12, 2018
Ethics and Whistleblower Developments: Challenges to Be Aware of When Preparing and Reviewing Disclosure Documents - Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Thursday, December 13, 2018
Learnings from Enforcement and the Impact on Disclosure Practices - Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Thursday, December 13, 2018
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
Thorny Hedge Fund Hypotheticals - Ethical Issues - Thorny Hedge Fund Hypotheticals - Ethical Issues, Monday, October 15, 2018
Rebuttal: The Defense Perspective - Rebuttal: The Defense Perspective, Monday, November 12, 2018
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, Thursday, December 13, 2018
Learnings from Enforcement and the Impact on Disclosure Practices - Learnings from Enforcement and the Impact on Disclosure Practices, Thursday, December 13, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 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
Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2018, Tuesday, October 16, 2018, New York, NY
50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Friday, November 16, 2018, New York, NY
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Wednesday, December 19, 2018, New York, NY
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Enforcement 2018: Perspectives from Government Agencies
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2019, Friday, April 12, 2019, New York, NY
Enforcement 2019: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 08, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2019, Friday, April 12, 2019, New York, NY
Enforcement 2019: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 08, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2019, Friday, April 12, 2019, New Brunswick , NJ
Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2019, Friday, April 12, 2019, Cleveland, OH
Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2019, Friday, April 12, 2019, Indianapolis, IN
Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2019, Friday, April 12, 2019, Atlanta, GA
Enforcement 2019: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 08, 2019, New Brunswick , NJ
Enforcement 2019: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 08, 2019, Boston, MA
Enforcement 2019: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 08, 2019, Pittsburgh, PA
Enforcement 2019: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 08, 2019, Mechanicsburg, PA
Enforcement 2019: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 08, 2019, Indianapolis, IN
Enforcement 2019: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 08, 2019, Philadelphia, PA
Enforcement 2019: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 08, 2019, Cleveland, OH
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