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Thomas C. Newkirk

Thomas C. Newkirk

Jenner & Block LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Thomas C. Newkirk is a Senior Partner and Co-Chair of Jenner & Block’s Securities Litigation and Enforcement Practice.  Drawing on his 19 years of experience with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, he represents public companies, regulated entities and their leaders in confidential investigations related to such issues as accounting, disclosure, insider trading, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  He also counsels corporate boards and board committees with respect to corporate governance and compliance-related issues and defends private class and derivative securities actions.

Since 2010,Chambers USA has consistently recognized Mr. Newkirk as one of the country’s leading lawyers in Securities/Regulation/Enforcement Law, and he has been named one of the top securities lawyers by Legal 500, Washington DC Super Lawyers and Washingtonian magazine.  He is AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal ability.

Before joining Jenner & Block in 2004, Mr. Newkirk was a senior official with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  For the last 11 of those years, he was Associate Director of the Division of Enforcement, and led the investigations for many of the SEC’s most significant cases.  For his efforts and government service, Mr. Newkirk received numerous accolades, including two Presidential Meritorious Executive Awards, the SEC Chairman’s Award for Excellence, the SEC’s Law and Policy Award, and the SEC’s Distinguished Service Award, among other accolades.  He currently serves on the Executive Council of the Federal Bar Association’s Securities Law Committee.  Mr. Newkirk writes and lectures frequently on SEC enforcement matters.

Thomas C. Newkirk is associated with the following items:
Answer Book Chapters  Answer Book Chapters Document Productions in SEC Investigations; and Appendix 3A - SEC Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book (2017 Edition), Friday, June 09, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Hot Button Enforcement Issues for Private Funds - Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2018, Monday, October 15, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Hot Button Enforcement Issues for Private Funds - Hot Button Enforcement Issues for Private Funds, Monday, October 15, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Hot Button Enforcement Issues for Private Funds - Hot Button Enforcement Issues for Private Funds, Monday, October 15, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Hedge and Private Fund Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2018, Tuesday, October 16, 2018, New York, NY
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