Kyle DeYoung is a partner in Cadwalader’s White Collar Defense and Investigations practice as well as the firm’s Corporate and Financial Services Litigation and Regulation practice. He focuses his practice on representing corporations and individuals in regulatory investigations and providing clients with strategic counseling when facing corporate crises, potential enforcement action, and other complex regulatory issues. Kyle has extensive experience handling regulatory investigations, both in private practice and at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and is an experienced litigator who has tried cases in federal court and in administrative proceedings.
Prior to joining Cadwalader, Kyle spent seven years at the SEC. Most recently, he was Senior Counsel to the Director of Enforcement, where he advised and assisted in the overall management of the SEC’s enforcement program and helped devise and implement policy and strategies to effectively enforce federal securities laws. He also served as Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel in the SEC’s Trial Unit, where he worked with enforcement staff to investigate potential violations of the federal securities laws and represented the SEC in enforcement actions in federal court and administrative proceedings.
Kyle has investigated and litigated alleged violations of the securities laws in a broad range of areas, including insider trading, market manipulation, broker-dealer and investment adviser regulations, failure to supervise, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, financial disclosure, accounting fraud, the auditor independence rules, tender offer fraud, and structured financial products. He has significant experience with legislative and regulatory issues and has provided subject matter expertise to Congressional staff on a variety of topics including insider trading, market manipulation, stock buy-backs, activist investors, foreign companies listed on U.S. exchanges, administrative proceedings, public company disclosure requirements, the Electronic Communication Privacy Act, the Financial CHOICE Act and other issues.
Kyle clerked for the Honorable Suzanne B. Conlon of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Before joining the SEC, he was a counsel in the Litigation and Regulatory and Government Affairs groups at WilmerHale.
Kyle received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School.