Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Jacob Frenkel, Chair of the firm’s Government Investigations and SEC Enforcement practice, will serve as one of nine directors on the Board of the new International Association of Independent Corporate Monitors (IAICM) organization.
“I am honored to serve on IAICM’s founding Board and to have the unique opportunity of participating in the drafting of standards to govern corporate monitors worldwide,” said Board member Jacob Frenkel. “With the ever-increasing scrutiny of US and international law enforcement and securities regulators on corporations and individuals, corporate monitors are playing an increasingly prominent role in compliance. It is a privilege to help lead and direct IAICM’s launch and growth in this vitally important area. I look forward to continuing to work closely with my distinguished colleagues who also are serving on the IAICM Board and represent true thought leadership in monitorship practices.”
IAICM is a 501(C)(6) Not for Profit Membership Organization dedicated to educating the public on the topic of Independent Corporate Monitors (“Monitors”) and advancing the use of and quality of service of those individuals serving or seeking to serve as Monitors. The purposes of IAICM are to promote and improve the professional practice of Corporate Monitoring; to be a recognized thought-leader in the field of Corporate Monitoring; to make available information on Corporate Monitoring to the public; and to provide high-quality, relevant information, resources and training to professionals and others practicing in the area of Corporate Monitoring. Notably, IAICM will serve as an invaluable resource where government agencies, oversight organizations, in-house counsels, and others can find a list of prospective candidates for Corporate Monitorships. “It is reasonable to expect that judges, prosecutors, regulators and corporate executives choosing monitors will look first and foremost to IAICM members for their recognized experience and commitment to adhere to IAICM’s standards,” said Mr. Frenkel. To learn more about IAICM, please click here
Mr. Frenkel is a Member in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office where he chairs the firm’s Government Investigations and SEC Enforcement practice. He focuses his practice in federal and state securities enforcement defense, white-collar criminal defense, FCPA, government investigations defense, internal corporate investigations, corporate governance, and corporate monitorships, including serving as independent counsel to corporate monitors. He has a reputation for obtaining favorable results for individuals, including financial services industry professionals, auditors and attorneys, and for corporations and their officers, directors and other senior officials in federal and state securities, financial crimes, FCPA, export, government contracts, public corruption, and other government and regulatory investigations. He also has served as an expert witness in high stakes litigation involving SEC enforcement practices, public corruption, stock manipulation and federal securities laws.
Before going into private practice, Mr. Frenkel served as a US federal criminal prosecutor of public corruption and financial crimes, Senior Counsel in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement in Washington, and Assistant District Attorney in New Orleans. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee of the United States Youth Soccer Association, a governing body for youth soccer in the United States with approximately 3,000,000 members, and is in his 11th year of service as a member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. Mr. Frenkel received his B.A. from Tulane University College of Arts and Sciences and his J.D. from Tulane University Law School.