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SEC Enforcement: Increased Use of XBRL and “Big Data” Webinar

Date: Dec 07, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM Eastern
Venue: Webinar

The SEC’s use of structured data (“Big Data” or XBRL) continues to expand and is transforming how the Commission and users of SEC data are benefiting from it.

FEI and Merrill Corporation invite you to join our one-hour, complimentary webinar to hear our panel of experts discuss how one SEC Division – Enforcement – is successfully harnessing the power of Big Data to proactively approach investigations to identify problematic conduct.

SEC Enforcement:
Increased Use of XBRL and "Big Data"

Thursday, December 7, 2017
1PM Eastern / 12 PM Central / 10 AM Pacific




Elizabeth P. Gray is a partner in the Litigation Department and Co-Chair of the Securities Enforcement Practice Group at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. Elizabeth is nationally recognized in the area of securities regulation and enforcement, with significant experience in asset management, broker-dealer, cybersecurity, FCPA and accounting matters.



Howard Kaplan is a data analyst in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement. Working with Enforcement staff he identifies and investigates potential violations of the federal securities laws through data collection and integration; quantitative and qualitative analytics, data modeling, and interpretation of results. He joined the SEC in 2008.



Lou Rohman is a member of both the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s US-GAAP Taxonomy Advisory Group and the IFRS Foundation’s IFRS Taxonomy Consultative Group. He has been an active participant with XBRL US on the US-GAAP taxonomy project team and currently serves as Vice-Chair to the XBRL US Data Quality Committee.



Michael Schlanger develops transaction and compliance product strategies in response to client and regulatory needs and is on the leadership team guiding the development of Merrill Corporation`s SEC compliance and XBRL service offering. Mike is currently serving as the Vice Chairman of the Board of XBRL US.


The learning objectives for this event include:

  • Learn how XBRL and Big Data feeds are transforming SEC enforcement actions.
  • Discover the impact these developments are having on SEC filers.
  • Review legal and financial best practices that companies may consider adopting.
  • Hear about the risks associated with overlooking these developments.
  • Determine what steps to take to improve the quality of your filings.

Event Details

Registration: Free
Advance preparation: None
Who should attend: Legal and Financial securities professionals at Corporations who work in the CFO and General Counsel office; and Law Firm professionals engaged in Securities Law
Prerequisites: Basic SEC Disclosure Knowledge
Program level: Basic
Delivery method: Group Internet
Recommended CPE credit: 1.0 in Accounting

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