Speaking Engagement

Greg Markel to Moderate Putting Faces on the Cases in Securities Law: Todd Newman and Nick Leeson Talk About Their Landmark Cases


New York, NY
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time
New York County Lawyers Association
14 Vesey St 
2nd Floor Auditorium 
New York 10007 
Program Chair and Moderator: Gregory Markel, Seyfarth Shaw
Faculty: Nick Leeson, trader at Baring Bank whose rogue trading accounts led to the insolvency of the bank and his criminal conviction; Todd Newman, former hedge fund portfolio manager, Diamondback Capital and Defendant in 2d Cir. Newman decision; Walt Pavlo, Contributor on federal criminal cases for Forbes.com and New York University Law Schools Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement
Join the Chair of NYCLA’s Center for Corporate Governance Greg Markel, as he moderates a discussion by two key figures who were at the center of historic securities cases—Todd Newman (The Newman Decision on insider trading) and Nick Leeson (former trader at Barings Bank). This candid conversation will provide little known facts about these cases from the people who were at the center of them, including their experiences, perspectives and insights.
The discussion will focus on:
  • Firsthand accounts of the historic cases 
  • Insights into compliance programs within their organizations (policies and reaction to crisis) 
  • The collateral consequences of a criminal cases 
  • Legal risk exposure of those who work in the finance industry 
  • Insights into the criminal justice system from defendants’ perspective 
  • Opportunities that exist inside organizations where fraud occurs 
  • Challenges facing compliance professionals in today’s regulatory environment 
  • Understanding the scope of criminal investigations
To register for this event, click here.
Approved CLE Credit: NY: 1 Ethics and 1 Professional Practice; NJ: 1 Ethics and 1 General