Jenner & Block

"Securities Litigation: Planning and Strategies," ALI-ABA Seminar, Boston, MA

Jenner & Block Partner Thomas C. Newkirk will speak at the ALI-ABA seminar titled, "Securities Litigation: Planning and Strategies," to be held May 1-2 in Boston.  The 33rd Annual Advanced Course of Study will explore current securities litigation and enforcement issues.

Mr. Newkirk will speak at a session titled, "SEC Enforcement Developments," which will discuss SEC enforcement issues such as financial fraud, issuer disclosure, issuer penalties, subprime matters, elder fraud, sanctions and settlements, practical advice on how to deal with SEC staff and ethics issues.

He will also speak at a session titled, "Litigating with the SEC's Division of Enforcement; State Securities Investigations," which will address how the SEC conducts litigation, District Court Proceedings, Administrative trials, litigating an administrative proceeding, future trends, and state securities investigations.

In addition, Mr. Newkirk will speak at an afternoon session titled, "Conducting Internal Investigations: Best Practices and Criminal Implications," which will discuss investigations on behalf of a corporation, cooperation with the government, considerations in conducting an investigation, follow-up to an internal investigation, defending an individual in an internal investigation,  investigations on behalf of a special litigation committee, and ethics and professional responsibility issues.

Mr. Newkirk is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Securities Litigation Practice and a member of its Corporate, White Collar Criminal Defense and Counseling, and Securities Practices.  Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Newkirk was an Associate Director of Enforcement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where he led the investigations of some of the SEC's most significant cases.  In March 2008, Mr. Newkirk was chosen by Legal Times as one of seven "Leading Lawyers" in the area of Internal Investigation/Corporate Governance.

For more information, please click here to view the conference brochure.