Legal and Regulatory Scrutiny (Or Worse): Testing the Board's Resolve
What are the best practices for the Board when the government is calling?
Our panel of experts will address current priorities of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice. A national luminary in securities litigation will offer perspectives on board effectiveness when confronted with challenges from the government and shareholders. This promises to be a most stimulating conversation with distinguished leaders in the field.
Location and Time
Top of the Tower
1717 Arch Street, 51st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
7:30 – 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 AM Program and Q&A
Michael F. Maloney, CPAMichael F. Maloney, CPA is the Chief Accountant for the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Maloney has more than thirty years of experience advising on financial accounting and reporting, including GAAP, GAAS, and SEC filings. Earlier in his career, Mr. Maloney performed and supervised financial statement audits at public and private entities. His experience includes numerous analyses performed for those under civil and criminal investigations for accounting, auditing, and financial reporting-related violations. Mr. Maloney has provided expert witness assistance on a variety of subject matters. He served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Mr. Maloney earned his B.S. in Accountancy with high honors from the University of Illinois.
Zane David Memeger, EsqZane David Memeger, Esq. is the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Appointed to this post by President Barack Obama in 2010, Mr. Memeger is responsible for the prosecution of criminal cases brought by the federal government and the prosecution and defense of civil cases in which the United States is a party. He currently serves on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (AGAC) and is Co-Chair for the Health Care Fraud Working Group. Mr. Memeger leads an office of 130 attorneys investigating and prosecuting a variety of cases including organized crime, government fraud, financial fraud, violent crime, narcotics, extortion, and commercial bribery. After 11 years serving the public as a federal prosecutor, he returned to the private sector in 2006, becoming a partner with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius where his practice focused on white-collar criminal defense work and corporate investigations. He has received widespread recognition for his dedication to public service and fairness in the application of the law to all citizens including the 2013 Thomas Jefferson Award from the Citizens Crime Commission for the Delaware Valley and the 2015 Civil Rights Champions Award from the NAACP. He was recognized by the Legal Intelligencer as the Pennsylvania Attorney of the Year for 2014. Mr. Memeger is a graduate of James Madison University and the University of Virginia School of Law.
Andrew Levander, EsqAndrew J. Levander, Esq., chair of Dechert LLP’s Policy Committee and a partner in the white collar and securities litigation group, as well as a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York in the Securities and Commodities Fraud Unit, is consistently recognized for excellence in the practice of law. Mr. Levander represents many high-profile individuals and institutions in securities fraud and commercial litigation and criminal and regulatory investigations and has tried more than 50 cases, including several complex arbitrations. Mr. Levander also has extensive international litigation experience and has handled numerous investigations arising under the FCPA and similar statutes. Mr. Levander has written extensively on legal issues and co-authored Prevention and Prosecution of High Technology Crime, published by Matthew Bender, and Settlement Agreements in Commercial Disputes, published by Aspen Law & Business. For many years, he served as an adjunct professor of trial practice at New York University, and he has lectured at Columbia University Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, Yale Law School, The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the ABA White Collar Crime Institute, and various bar associations and government agencies. Mr. Levander has won the Chambers Award for Excellence in White Collar Crime & Government Investigations in both 2010 and 2013. In 2016, Mr. Levander received the Norman S. Ostrow Award from The New York Council of Defense Lawyers for fighting for his clients with vigor, dignity and expertise. Mr. Levander earned his B.A. from Tufts University, graduating summa cum laude, and was a Kent Scholar and earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School.