Archive for the ‘Where I’ve Been’ Category

Speaking Engagements/Conferences

By • Oct 18th, 2014

The fall agenda is filling up – a trip to Washington DC next week for two great conferences, a PCAOB SAG meeting in November in DC, but first a speaking engagement at UIC this weekend. Don’t forget back-to-back, Springfield and Chicago, for the Illinois CPA Society on auditor litigation.



Reminiscing About The First Too Big To Fail Bank – Continental Bank

By • May 10th, 2014

There’s a conference planned for next week, May 15, at Gleacher Center in Chicago, “30 Years After the Failure of Continental Illinois Bank: Have We Solved Too Big to Fail?” I wrote about my experience at CINB, my first job, for American Banker back in 2011.



Guest Lectures At Stanford Graduate School Business

By • Feb 22nd, 2014

My notes for guest lectures (there were two sections, back-to-back) February 10, 2014 for Bus F332/Law 725, Finance and Society, at Stanford University Graduate School of Business, taught by Professor Anat Admati. Emphasis: The auditors’ role in corporate governance in financial institutions and specifically how auditors not inadvertently stifle the actual use of compensation clawbacks.



Top Finance Bloggers in Chicago According to Crain’s

By • Nov 2nd, 2013

I’m very proud to have been included in the Crain’s Chicago Business list of top local finance bloggers.



McKenna Gives Luncheon Keynote For Professional Liability Defense Federation Annual Meeting

By • Oct 11th, 2013

I was the luncheon speaker on October 10, 2013 at the annual meeting of the Professional Liability Defense Federation (PLDF). Here is the text of my remarks.



McKenna Speaks: The Committee For Monetary Research And Education

By • Sep 2nd, 2013

Do you want to learn more about those who push for a return to the gold standard? Do you know the common thread between JP Morgan, Madoff’s biggest feeder fund, Chesapeake Energy, and MF Global? Here’s a speech I gave back in May 2012 in New York to the Committee for Monetary Research and Education that touches on both topics.



McKenna Speaks to Market Technicians Association Chicago

By • Feb 20th, 2013

On February 19, 2013, I spoke to the Chicago Chapter of the Market Technicians Association. The topic was, “Risk 2013: Protecting Your Trading Accounts From Fraud”.



McKenna Appears On “Chicago Tonight” Talking About Business Ethics

By • Aug 10th, 2012

I appeared July 17 on Chicago Tonight, a nightly news program produced by WTTW, Channel 11, the public television station in Chicago. The show is hosted by Phil Ponce, a very interesting guy who was really good at wrangling the three cats on this panel. I was joined by John Lothian and Professor Laura Pincus-Hartman of […]



What Is A Corporate Secretary And Why Am I A Panelist At Their Annual Meeting?

By • Jun 11th, 2012

I’m a panelist July 12 for, “Auditors, the Board and Shareholders: An Evolving Relationship,” at the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals Annual Meeting in Washington DC.



McKenna At Compliance Week Annual Conference 2012

By • May 30th, 2012

I’ll be covering the Compliance Week Annual Conference in Washington D.C. next week June 4-6, 2012 at the Mayflower Hotel. The venue alone is worth the price of the ticket! This year I will also be moderating/hosting several panels. See you there!