Dispatches From Securities Enforcement Forum

Scads of securities lawyers gathered in Washington on Thursday for the annual Securities Enforcement Forum, a one-day confab on all things related to enforcement actions against publicly traded companies — insider trading, FCPA, cybersecurity, whistleblower retaliation, and much more.

The event is run by SecuritiesDocket.com, which follows securities enforcement just as obsessively as we follow corporate compliance around here. Alas, I did not get to attend this year’s forum in person, so as always, here are a few dispatches from social media to give you a sense of what was discussed.

First, nothing starts your day like an enforcement panel discussion about cybersecurity. (Seriously; this is a big issue and the brain does its best thinking in the morning.)



It’s a shame Elon Musk wasn’t present for this gathering.


I agree with SEC commissioner Robert Jackson here. Kokesh v. SEC was the Supreme Court ruling in 2017 that said SEC disgorgement orders are subject to five-year statute of limitations.


And if Congress could do one big thing for corporate compliance programs, rectifying the Digital Realty Trust v. Somers ruling earlier this year would be it.


Whistleblower devotees, discuss this among themselves.


When compliance acronyms collide…


This was last funny in, like, 2011.


Commissioner Jackson very much does follow in footsteps of the previous “enforcement commissioner,” Luis Aguilar.

You can find many more informative snippets on Twitter using the hashtag #EnforcementForum2018. Congratulations to Securities Docket for a great event.

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