Jones Day Lands SEC Chief Counsel
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

Joan McKown, the longtime Chief Counsel of the Division of Enforcement for the SEC. is leaving the government agency to become a partner in the Washington office of Jones Day.

McKown served 24 years in the SEC. During that time she played a key role in establishing various enforcement policies at the agency and in reviewing proposed enforcement actions before they are recommended to the Commission for approval.

At Jones Day, McKown will serve as a partner in its securities litigation and SEC enforcement practice.


“Our clients will benefit immensely from her deep knowledge of the commission and federal securities laws,” said Mary Ellen Powers, partner-in-charge of the firm’s Washington office. “We’re delighted she’s chosen Jones Day for her career in private practice.”

As Chief Counsel at the SEC, McKown counseled SEC Commissioners about enforcement policies and practices, spearheaded the implementation of enforcement-related portions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and been involved in settlement negotiations of hundreds of SEC enforcement cases.

In 2004, McKown received the SEC’s Distinguished Service Award, which is the highest honor the agency bestows on an individual.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!

Jones Day has more than 2,500 lawyers in 32 offices around the world.



Litigation Associate


MYERS, WIDDERS, GIBSON, JONES & FEINGOLD, L.L.P. Litigation Associate Respected Ventura Count...

Apply now

Associate Corporate Counsel


About Clipboard Health Clipboard Health (YC W17) is a marketplace that connects healthcare facili...

Apply now

Legal Assistant - Paralegal 2+ yrs exp req


Qualifications Experience: Legal Assistant / Paralegal, 2 years (Required) ...

Apply now

Associate Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

Adler & Colvin is a seventeen-attorney, nationally-known San Francisco firm that exclusively advises...

Apply now




Search Now

Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-LA-New Orleans

New Orleans office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks litigation associate attorney ...

Apply Now

Labor and Employment Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Rancho Cucamonga

Rancho Cucamonga office of our client seeks labor and employment associate attorney with 1+ year of ...

Apply Now

Associate Attorney


Chicago office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks associate attorney with 1-3 years ...

Apply Now

Most Popular


To Top