Speaking Engagement

The Fourth Annual National Institute on Securities Fraud

The end of 2008 and beginning of 2009 saw the financial markets collapse and administration change hands. Ponzi schemes are back, the FCPA is still hot, good old fashioned financial fraud seems unending, and the drumbeat for more prosecutions, stricter enforcement and stiffer penalties has never been louder. In response, the new teams at DOJ and SEC are already demonstrating renewed vigor and gearing up for aggressive enforcement in an effort to restore investor confidence. 

By attending this program, you will gain valuable insights from the very best in the profession: judges, prosecutors, regulators, academics, compliance officers, and defense counsel. Top officials and luminaries from the SEC, DOJ, law schools, corporations, and top-tier law firms will share their insights concerning a multitude of important subjects. Find out what to expect next and how to prepare for these new developments in the ever present, headline-making area of securities fraud.

This educational and professional forum sponsored by the Securities Fraud National Institute Planning Committee, in cooperation with the Criminal Justice Section White Collar Crime Committee and the Section of Business Law, will provide you the opportunity to discuss the legal and ethical issues that arise in securities fraud matters in both plenary and break out sessions.  Kirkland partner Robert W. Pommer III will participate in the panel "Reserve Accounting Cases - They're Back," while partner James H. Mutchnik will participate in panel entitled "Sentencing - We've Got Nothing But Time."