Securities Enforcement Forum West 2020

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 — a Virtual Event!
Presented by Securities Docket

In light of global precautions for the COVID-19 Coronavirus, this year’s conference will be a virtual event, taking place online on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Full details and registration available here. 

Securities Enforcement Forum West is a unique, one-day conference 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 be a virtual event, taking place online on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, and will feature a Keynote speech from Steven Peikin, Co-Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement.

Securities Enforcement Forum West will also showcase an extraordinary “Director’s Panel” featuring Erin E. Schneider and Michele Wein Layne (Directors of the SEC’s San Francisco and Los Angeles Regional Offices, respectively) as well as several other former SEC Regional Directors . The conference’s stellar faculty — including numerous 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.



  • Steven Peikin, Co-Director, Division of Enforcement, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

SEC Faculty:

  • Michele Wein Layne, Director, SEC’s Los Angeles Regional Office
  • Erin E. Schneider, Director, SEC’s San Francisco Regional Office
  • Steven Buchholz, Assistant Regional Director and Member, Cyber Unit and Market Abuse Unit, SEC’s San Francisco Regional Office
  • Tracy L. Davis, Assistant Regional Director, SEC’s San Francisco Regional Office
  • Matthew Jacques, Chief Accountant, SEC’s Division of Enforcement
  • Jason H. Lee, Assistant Regional Director and Member, Public Finance Abuse Unit, SEC’s San Francisco Regional Office
  • Alka Patel, Associate Regional Director, SEC’s Los Angeles Regional Office
  • Kristin Snyder, Deputy Director, SEC’s OCIE and Co-National Associate Director of Investment Company/Investment Adviser Examination program; Associate Regional Director for OCIE, SEC’s San Francisco Regional Office  and Associate Regional Director for San Francisco’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations
  • Brent Wilner, Senior Counsel, Cyber Unit, SEC’s Los Angeles Regional Office
  • Monique Winkler, Associate Regional Director of Enforcement, SEC’s San Francisco Regional Office
  • Katharine Zoladz, Associate Regional Director, SEC’s Los Angeles Regional Office


  • Peter I. Altman, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • John W. Berry, Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
  • Leslie R. Caldwell, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Jina L. Choi, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Robert A. Cohen, Partner, Davis Polk
  • Michael S. Dicke,  Partner, Fenwick & West LLP
  • Shannon Eagan, Partner, Cooley LLP
  • Lori Echavarria, Partner, WilmerHale
  • Jordan Eth, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Jason Flemmons, Senior Managing Director, Ankura Consulting Group
  • Caz Hashemi, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Thomas Heck, Partner, KPMG LLP
  • Brett Kumm, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting
  • John C. LaBella, Director, AlixPartners
  • Randall R. Lee, Partner, Cooley LLP
  • Nicholas Lewis, Regulatory & Investigations Counsel, Google
  • Nicki Locker, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Charles Lundelius, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group
  • Craig D. Martin, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Sean X. McKessy, Partner, Phillips & Cohen LLP
  • Nicole M. Moran, Principal, Cornerstone Research
  • Nicolas Morgan, Partner, Paul Hastings
  • Joshua M. Newville, Partner, Proskauer
  • Sean T. Prosser, Partner, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
  • Susan D. Resley, Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Boris Richard,  Managing Director, FTI Consulting
  • Russell G. Ryan, Partner, King & Spalding LLP
  • Howard Scheck, Partner, StoneTurn
  • Kristin Smith, Executive Director, Blockchain Association
  • John Reed Stark, President, John Reed Stark Consulting, LLC