Moderator: Garrick Apollon, LLB, JD, LLM, LLCM
Investigations and Defence Lawyer
Emily Cole is an experienced investigation and defence lawyer specializing in crisis management and capital markets regulation. She defends directors, officers and companies in investigations and prosecutions of allegations including corruption, fraud and insider trading, before the regulators and in the civil and criminal courts. She also conducts internal investigations for companies and guides individuals and companies through domestic and multi-jurisdiction external investigations conducted under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Act (MLAT). She also teaches Director Liability in the Director Education Program at the Rotman School of Management. Emily is admitted to practice in Ontario and New York.
Professor of Finance, Florida Atlantic University and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Douglas Cumming is the DeSantis Distinguished Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at the College of Business of the Florida Atlantic University. His research areas span topics that include law and finance, public policy, entrepreneurial finance, venture capital, private equity, IPOs, hedge funds, and exchange regulation and surveillance. He studies applied topics and makes use of a wide range of empirical methods. His work often involves assessment of regulatory and other policy initiatives towards stimulating market activity.
CPA, CA, MBA, CIA, CRMA, CFE
Kelly Ohayon is a senior global executive who worked in a range of industries starting from professional services to manufacturing, telecommunications, mining, renewable energy, infrastructure and commercial real estate and for well known companies such as PwC, Deloitte and Bombardier. She is currently the MD Financial Governance and Controls at BMO Financial Group. Kelly has acquired in-depth expertise in Governance, Risk and Compliance, specializing in Enterprise and Fraud Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance, Anti-Bribery and Corruption Programs and Internal Audit.
Reformed White-Collar Criminal
A former lawyer in Ontario, he is Canada’s first, and still, only individual who has received a criminal conviction and sentence of imprisonment for illegal insider trading activities. He was incarcerated for close to three years in stays that included two maximum security prisons and has since embarked on a journey toward redemption as a former white-collar criminal.