Jenner & Block Partner Thomas C. Newkirk spoke at a CorporateCounsel webcast titled "Big Changes Afoot: How to Handle a SEC Enforcement Inquiry Now,” on May 21, 2014. Tom and his co-panelists, Dixie Johnson, head of King & Spalding’s securities enforcement and regulation practice, and Randall Lee, partner-in-charge of WilmerHale's Los Angeles office and a former regional director for the Pacific Region of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), discussed the dramatic overhaul of some of the SEC’s enforcement processes and procedures under the agency’s new chair and enforcement director and provided practice pointers on what approaches work for the various types of investigations that exist today.
Tom is co-chair of the firm’s Securities Litigation and Enforcement Practice and a member of the Securities Practice and Japan Practice. Drawing on his 19 years of experience as a senior official with the SEC before joining Jenner & Block, he represents companies and their leaders in confidential SEC investigations related to such issues as accounting, disclosure, insider trading, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and related litigation. Tom is consistently recognized as one of the country’s leading lawyers in Securities Enforcement Law by Chambers USA, Washington DC Super Lawyers and Washingtonian magazine.