Securities Enforcement Forum West 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018, Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, California
Presented by Securities Docket

Securities Enforcement Forum West 2018 is a unique, one-day conference in San Francisco, California that brings together hundreds of current and former senior SEC and DOJ officials, securities enforcement and white-collar attorneys, in-house counsel and compliance executives, and other top professionals in the field. This year’s conference will take place on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at the extraordinary Fairmont Hotel.  

Securities Enforcement Forum West 2018 will feature a Keynote by Robert Cohen, Chief of the Cyber Unit of the SEC Division of Enforcement. It will also feature an extraordinary “Director’s Panel” featuring Jina Choi, Director of the SEC’s San Francisco Regional Office and Michele Wein Layne, Director of the SEC’s Los Angeles Regional Office. The conference’s stellar faculty – including 10 current senior SEC enforcement officials and over two dozen other luminaries in the securities enforcement field — will discuss the most important issues now facing attorneys and professionals who work in this area.

Current Faculty and Speaker List for Securities Enforcement Forum West 2018:


  • Robert A. Cohen, Chief, Cyber Unit, SEC Division of Enforcement

SEC Faculty:

  • Jina L. Choi, Director, SEC’s San Francisco Regional Office
  • Michele Wein Layne, Director, SEC’s Los Angeles Regional Office
  • Ansu N. Banerjee, Assistant Regional Director, SEC’s Los Angeles Regional Office
  • John W. Berry, Associate Regional Director, SEC’s Los Angeles Regional Office
  • Steven Buchholz, Assistant Regional Director for Enforcement, SEC’s San Francisco Regional Offic
  • Tracy L. Davis, Assistant Regional Director, SEC’s San Francisco Regional Office
  • Jennifer J. Lee, Assistant Regional Director, SEC’s San Francisco Regional Office
  • Amy Longo, SEC’s Los Angeles Regional Office
  • Jeremy Pendrey, SEC’s San Francisco Regional Office
  • Erin E. Schneider, Associate Regional Director, SEC’s San Francisco Regional Office
  • Kristin Snyder, Co-National Associate Director, Inv. Adviser/Inv. Company Examination Program, SEC’s San Francisco Regional Office

DOJ Faculty:

  • Robert S. Leach, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California


  • Peter I. Altman, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Sharon Bunzel, Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Leslie Caldwell, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Michael S. Dicke,  Partner, Fenwick & West LLP
  • Shannon Eagan, Partner, Cooley LLP
  • Jordan Eth, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Marc J. Fagel, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Caz Hashemi, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Kenneth Herzinger, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Philip S. Khinda, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • James N. Kramer, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • John C. LaBella, Director, AlixPartners
  • Randall R. Lee, Partner, WilmerHale
  • Nina (Nicki) Locker, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Jennifer Marietta-Westberg, Senior Economist, Cornerstone Research
  • Craig D. Martin, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Nicolas Morgan, Partner, Paul Hastings LLP
  • Eric Poer, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting
  • Sean T. Prosser, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP
  • Susan D. Resley, Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Steven E. Richards, Senior Managing Director, Ankura Consulting Group
  • Patrick D. Robbins, Partner, Shearman & Sterling
  • Howard Scheck, Partner, StoneTurn Group
  • John Spiegel, Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
  • Guido van Drunen, Principal, KPMG LLP
  • Edward J. Westerman, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting

Please register here!


When: Thursday, May 10, 2018
7:00 am - 8:15 am (breakfast & check-in)
8:15 am - 5:00 pm (followed by cocktail party)
Where: Fairmont Hotel (details, map)
950 Mason Street
San Francisco, California 94108
CLE Credit: 6.25 hours (pending in CA)

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