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The agenda reflects the latest topics of interest and how they will affect your SEC and DOJ policies and compliance strategies going forward. 


Key issues include:

  • New SEC Clawback Rule

  • DOJ: What's New in Corporate Enforcement and Compliance - A Focus on Practical Issues

  • SEC’s New Climate Disclosure Rule issued 3.6.24

  • How to Handle Non-competes, Non-solicitation Agreements after the FTC Rule

  • Cybersecurity and data privacy protections, regulation and enforcement

  • Off-channel communications including message retention rules

  • Political and social issues in the corporate and legal environment

  • The state of AI regulation

  • Whistleblower initiative


From the Government

Hon. Virginia M. Kendall

U.S. District Judge,

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois,



Peter Flanagan

Deputy Chief, Financial Crimes Section,

U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois, Chicago

Matthew Getter

Deputy Chief, Securities & Commodities Fraud Section, United States Attorney's Office, Chicago

Kathryn A. Pyszka

Associate Director, Division of Enforcement, Chicago Regional Office,

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,


Kristin Pauley

Assistant Director, Division of Enforcement, Crypto Asset and Cyber Unit

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Chicago, IL

Other Panelists from Law Firms & Corporate Law Departments, Advisors

Richard Buchband

Senior Vice President,

General Counsel and Secretary,

ManpowerGroup, Milwaukee, WI


Bobby Earles

Partner, Cooley LLP, Chicago


Zachary T. Fardon

Partner, King & Spalding, Chicago


Maria C. Green

Board Member, Littelfuse, WEC Energy Group, Tennant Company, Chicago


Matthew Madden


McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Chicago


Jordan M. Matthews

Partner, Jones Day, Chicago


Matthew L. Kutcher

Partner, Cooley LLP, Chicago

Patrick Otlewski

Partner, King & Spalding LLP, Chicago


Sean Radcliffe

Executive Vice President and General Counsel,

R1 RCM, Chicago


William Ridgway


Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Chicago


John J. Sikora Jr.


Latham & Watkins LLP, Chicago


Collin Smyser

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary,

Option Care Health, Chicago


Kris Swanson

Vice President and Practice Leader, Forensic Services, Charles River Associates


Program Highlights--Topics for Discussion

8:30 AM – 1:00 PM CDT (including lunch)

Panel 1: Fireside Chat with Judge Kendall; Acting Co-Director, Chicago Regional Office SEC; Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office


Panel 2: SEC Regulation and Enforcement

  • Public Company Issues: Enforcement and Defense Perspectives

  • SEC’s Enforcement and Disclosure Priorities

  • Cybersecurity Regulation and Enforcement

    • Notification

    • Reporting requirements

    • Aggressive enforcement

    • Compliance policies and practices

    • External and internal threats

  • New SEC Climate Disclosure Rule, ESG

  • New Clawback Rule

  • Off-Channel Communications including Message Retention Rules

  • Executive Compensation including Diversity, Pricing and Timing of Options

  • Shareholder Activism and Proxy Statement Disclosure

  • Risk Factor Analysis including Political Issues

  • AI Regulation Including new European Parliament

  • Enforcement and Regulation of Cryptocurrencies and Other Digital Assets

Panel 3: DOJ’s Corporate Enforcement Policy, Corporate Crime, Whistleblower Initiative, Self Reporting, and Other Priority Issues

  • Incentives to self-disclose misconduct

  • What is voluntary self-disclosure?

  • What constitutes remediation?

  • Credit for cooperation.  What are the elements of cooperation?

  • FCPA: Government priorities and new developments

  • DOJ Fraud and bribery prosecution Ciminelli, Percoco, and Varsity Blues

  • Health Care Fraud Enforcement, Defense, and Corporate Compliance

  • New DOJ Whistleblower Actions


Panel 4: Scrutiny of Regulated Entities

  • Enforcement Priorities

  • Crypto Assets: Intermediaries, DeFi, and NFTs, Exchanges, Recent Cases

  • Insider Trading, Block Trading and Rule 10b 5-1

  • Corporate Transparency Act of 2023 and Recordkeeping

Asset Management and Private Equity


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