Stephen G. Stroup, counsel in the firm’s Litigation Department, addressed the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants (AAA-CPA) at their annual fall educational conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 13, 2008. Steve discussed the necessary strategic considerations in deciding if, when and how a corporate professional should cooperate with an SEC investigation in an era when corporate professionals are routinely confronted with a parallel - and often clandestine - criminal investigation by the United States Attorney's Office and various state agencies.