Henry Klehm III
Practice Leader Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement, Jones Day
Henry Klehm leads the firm’s securities litigation and SEC enforcement practice. He has more than 30 years of experience in major corporate investigations, civil and criminal enforcement actions, and related litigation throughout the world, including experience as a senior enforcement officer at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as a senior in-house lawyer at two global financial institutions, and as a public company director. He counsels boards, corporations and financial institutions on cross-border internal investigations, crisis management, corporate governance, and effective compliance and ethics programmes, as well as legal matters related to internal control, auditing, litigation loss contingencies (ASC 450), and whistleblowers.
Recent representations include public companies, audit and special committees, financial institutions, and senior corporate officers in investigations and litigation involving disclosure, complex financial products, financial reporting, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), money laundering, and economic sanctions.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Henry was Deutsche Bank’s global head of compliance and Prudential Financial’s deputy general counsel for regulatory matters. He was with the SEC for 10 years, serving as head of enforcement for the northeastern United States for five years, where he investigated, litigated and supervised more than 500 enforcement actions including insider trading, financial frauds, Ponzi schemes, rogue traders, market manipulations, and investment company and adviser matters.
Since 2006, Henry has served as an independent director of RenaissanceRe Holdings, an NYSE-listed catastrophe reinsurance firm. He is currently chair of the compensation and governance committee and previously chaired the audit committee.
Henry frequently lectures on cross-border investigations, financial services, and corporate governance matters.