In the Episode, I visit with Karen Woody, Assistant Professor of Law at Washington and Lee. Karen was in private practice for many years before going into Academia. She specializes in the SEC and issues around the Commission. Some of the highlights include:

  • Karen moved this year from the Indiana University-Kelly School of Business to the Law School at Washington and Lee. We discuss some of the differences in teaching at a law school as opposed to a business school.
  • Karen assesses the SEC’s overall year in FCPA Enforcement.
  • Karen highlights some of the key SEC FCPA enforcement actions over the past year.
  • She provides insights into the upcoming Supreme Court consideration of Lui and Wang attack on profit disgorgement.
  • We consider SEC Chairman Clayton’s backing off on his attempt to cut whistleblower awards. Why did it fail?
  • Woody highlights some of the SEC enforcement areas she is paying the most attention to going forward.
  • We conclude with a look into the veiled land of the future and what Woody expects to see from the SEC in 2020.


Scholarly papers from Karen Woody, click here.