From the Boardroom to the Courtroom
Salt Lake City, UT
Every day, we see reports of corporate activities morphing into full-blown, headline-grabbing crises. These events spawn a host of government and regulatory investigations, enforcement actions, and shareholder litigation. Using a proprietary film produced by Dechert LLP – “A Price Worth Paying?” – we will set the stage by going inside a fictional company, Maartel International, and dissecting how its corporate leaders created and attempted to address high-risk issues in the areas of setting executive compensation, conducting risk assessment and due diligence in Mergers & Acquisitions, and responding to serious whistleblower allegations. The film, packed with issues and designed to provoke lively debate, facilitates an interactive dialogue aimed at spotting hot topics and discussing how these corporate leaders failed to prevent and appropriately address these complex problems. Following the presentation of “A Price Worth Paying?,” we will turn to our distinguished panel of national practitioners and a former acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia for a discussion of how the crisis at Maartel will play out in the real world of high-stakes civil, criminal and regulatory litigation.
Our panel will discuss how to effectively defend these matters and, along the way, provide valuable insight on hot topics and trends in a wide array of areas, including:
Securities class action litigation
Derivative litigation against Directors and Officers
The use of special committees and special litigation committees
Department of Justice investigations and criminal enforcement
Securities and Exchange Commission investigations and enforcement
Managing parallel civil and criminal matters
Managing cross-border investigations
Crisis management and Public Relations
Key topics in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act/anti-corruption
Cyber-risk and data breaches
Director and Officers insurance
Trying complex disputes to juries
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Michael L. Kichline Partner | Securities Litigation
Michael L. Kichline is a Co-Leader of Dechert’s global securities and corporate governance litigation practice. For more than 25 years, Mr. Kichline has been representing public companies and their boards of directors and senior management in a diverse range of complex, high-stakes matters, including securities class actions, derivative suits, M&A disputes, special committee assignments, and government investigations. He has handled major matters for companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Education Management Corp., Nationwide Insurance, Advanta Corporation, Ocean Power Technologies, Select Medical Corporation, Erie Indemnity Company, and The Bancorp.
Mr. Kichline, an elected Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, is consistently ranked as a leading securities litigator in The Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500 US (2007–15) and Chambers USA (2007–15), which notes his “excellent work” and “intellectual prowess” as a “top flight litigator” who is “smart, thoughtful and good in the courtroom.”
Vincent H. Cohen, Jr.
Partner | Litigation
Vincent H. Cohen, Jr., specializes in high-stakes litigation on behalf of individuals and corporations. As an experienced trial lawyer and investigator, he represents clients in sensitive government and internal investigations, government enforcement matters, and complex civil and criminal litigation on a domestic and international scale. Mr. Cohen is the former acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. During his tenure, he oversaw the investigation and prosecution of cases involving a wide variety of federal crimes, including terrorism, financial and health care fraud, homicide, public corruption, money laundering, and cybersecurity. He helped establish and expand the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Cyber Unit to prosecute cross border cyber-crimes such as cyber frauds committed against multinational corporations, and insider trading schemes that obtained confidential information through cyber breaches.
Joni S. Jacobsen
Partner | Litigation
Joni S. Jacobsen defends publicly traded companies and their directors and officers entangled in complex securities class action litigation, derivative litigation, SEC investigations, and corporate governance disputes. Ms. Jacobsen also counsels boards of directors and special committees on a wide range of strategic litigation and corporate governance matters. She has successfully defended a wide range of companies including Discover Financial Services, Inc., Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Priceline.com, Delcath Inc., Continental Resources, and AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc., as well as numerous CEOs, CFOs, directors and special committees. She has been named to the Illinois Super Lawyers List since 2013 and writes and speaks frequently on issues relating to securities fraud litigation and corporate governance.
Location and Time
555 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Registration
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Presentation
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Networking Reception