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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.

Education

Drake University (J.D. with honors 1983; Order of the Coif; Law Review); Vanderbilt University (B.A. 1980)

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia, Missouri, and Illinois

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
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
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
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
Supreme Court Rules on Whistleblower Reporting to SEC - Hedge Fund and Private Equity Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2018, Tuesday, October 09, 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
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
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Enforcement 2018: Perspectives from Government Agencies
Live Seminar  Live Seminar 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, New York, NY
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, New York, NY
Enforcement 2019: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 08, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018, New York, NY
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, New York, NY
Enforcement 2019: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 08, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Annual Disclosure Documents 2018: Current Developments and Best Practices , Monday, December 10, 2018, Boston, MA
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
Enforcement 2019: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 08, 2019, New Brunswick , NJ
Enforcement 2019: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 08, 2019, Pittsburgh, PA
Enforcement 2019: Perspectives from Government Agencies, Wednesday, May 08, 2019, Boston, MA
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