June 11, 2024 – The SEC’s Regulatory Agenda

Event: The SEC’s Regulatory Agenda
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Time: 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Location: Arts District Mansion
2101 Ross Ave. | Dallas, TX 75201
CLE Credit: CLE credit pending

During the tenure of Chair Gary Gensler, the Securities and Exchange Commission has pursued an aggressive rule-making agenda with far-reaching effects on the American financial industry. Please join us for a panel discussion of the SEC’s recent major regulatory actions and their impact on this key sector of our nation’s economy.

David Woodcock is a partner in the Dallas and Washington offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a co-chair of the firm’s Securities Enforcement Practice Group. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, he was Assistant General Counsel – Corporate at ExxonMobil Corporation, where he led all aspects of corporate, securities, ESG/sustainability, and governance. Earlier in his career, he served as Director of the Fort Worth Regional Office of the SEC from 2011 to 2015, where he led over 120 lawyers, accountants, and examiners on all aspects of the SEC’s enforcement and examination activities in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Kansas. He clerked for Judge Howell Cobb of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Louisiana State University and his JD with honors from the University of Texas Law School.
Isaac Haas has been associated with HBK Capital Management since 2015 and serves as HBK’s General Counsel, with primary responsibility for managing the firm’s legal function. Prior to joining HBK, Isaac was an attorney at Haynes and Boone, LLP, where he advised investment funds and operating companies on corporate and securities matters. He began his legal career as an associate at Jones Day. Isaac received a B.B.A. degree in Finance and Risk Management & Insurance in 2004 from Baylor University. He received a J.D. degree magna cum laude in 2011 from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where he was a Sumners Scholar and served on the editorial board of the SMU Law Review Association.
James A. Deeken is a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP specializing in investment fund formation and related securities regulatory matters. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at SMU’s Dedman School of Law where he teaches investment funds law and regulation. His recent writings on securities regulations and SEC rule making have appeared in Bloomberg Law, Insights: The Corporate and Securities Law Advisor, the Cato Institute’s Regulation magazine and the Securities Regulation Law Journal, where he serves on the Board of Contributing Editors and Advisors. He earned both his BA and JD degrees at Vanderbilt University. Before law school, he worked in the securities industry as a bond trader.
Brian Richman is a senior associate in the Dallas office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the firm’s Appellate and Constitutional Law, Litigation, and Administrative and Regulatory Practice groups. Brian represents clients in high-stakes appellate, administrative law, and litigation matters. His practice includes litigating cutting-edge constitutional and administrative law issues, challenging agency rulemakings, and defending against government enforcement actions, along with other complex litigation matters. He has extensive experience in the financial services sector. Before joining the firm, Brian clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He also served as a securities compliance officer at Goldman Sachs. Brian received his JD from Yale Law School.