Webcast: SEC Enforcement Focus on COVID-19 Issues and Key Areas of Risk

November 18, 2020

Please join us to discuss the SEC’s enforcement priorities and key areas of risk in light of COVID-19.  In this webcast, we will discuss:

  • The SEC’s latest accounting and pandemic-related enforcement trends and initiatives;
  • Impact of the SEC Division of Enforcement’s EPS Initiative;
  • Key areas of accounting risk amplified by COVID-19, including revenue recognition, asset impairment, and going concern risks; and
  • Disclosure issues pertaining to COVID-19’s impact on business and forward-looking guidance.

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PANELISTS:

Richard W. Grime is co-chair of Gibson Dunn’s Securities Enforcement Practice Group. Mr. Grime’s practice focuses on representing companies and individuals in corruption, accounting fraud, and securities enforcement matters before the SEC and the DOJ. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Grime was Assistant Director in the Division of Enforcement at the SEC, where he supervised the filing of over 70 enforcement actions covering a wide range of the Commission’s activities, including the first FCPA case involving SEC penalties for violations of a prior Commission order, numerous financial fraud cases, and multiple insider trading and Ponzi-scheme enforcement actions.

Monica K. Loseman is co-chair of Gibson, Dunn’s Securities Litigation Practice Group and is a partner in the Denver office. Ms. Loseman has substantial experience in complex corporate and securities enforcement matters and civil litigation. Her practice includes a focus on financial reporting, accounting and related investigations and accountant defense. Ms. Loseman’s trial experience largely focused on accounting and financial reporting and corporate governance matters, including three trials before SEC administrative law judges, several bench and jury trials, and private arbitrations. Ms. Loseman also conducts independent investigations involving allegations of corporate fraud and issues relating to financial reporting, accounting, internal controls, and other issues, and is skilled at interacting with Board committees and other stakeholders in presenting results and remedial recommendations.

Michael J. Scanlon is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office, where he is a member of the Firm’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance, and Securities Enforcement Practice Groups. Mr. Scanlon has an extensive practice representing U.S. and foreign public company and audit firm clients on regulatory, corporate governance, and enforcement matters. He advises corporate clients on SEC compliance and disclosure issues, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and corporate governance best practices, with a particular focus on financial reporting matters.

Jason H. Smith is a senior associate in the Washington, D.C office where, he is a member of the White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group and focuses primarily on white collar defense, corporate compliance, and securities enforcement.  Mr. Smith has particular experience representing multinational corporate clients in government investigations, including before the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory and enforcement agencies.


MCLE CREDIT INFORMATION:

This program has been approved for credit in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1.25 credit hour, of which 1.25 credit hour may be applied toward the areas of professional practice requirement. This course is approved for transitional/non-transitional credit.

Attorneys seeking New York credit must obtain an Affirmation Form prior to watching the archived version of this webcast. Please contact CLE@gibsondunn.com to request the MCLE form.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.25 hours.

California attorneys may claim “self-study” credit for viewing the archived version of this webcast. No certificate of attendance is required for California “self-study” credit.