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Securities Regulation Institute to Take Closer Look at Jobs Act

Law practitioners also to discuss best practices in corporate governance, M&A trends

CHICAGO --- The impact of the JOBS Act, China, and current issues and best practices in corporate governance are among key topics to be covered during the 40th Annual Securities Regulation Institute hosted by Northwestern University School of Law Jan. 23 to 25 at the Hotel Del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, Calif.

Led by top securities law practitioners, this year’s institute includes perspectives from in-house and private-practice attorneys, scholars and regulators about recent laws and developments in the corporate and securities law fields.

Sheila Bair, former chair, FDIC, and senior advisor, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, D.C., will give the Alan B. Levenson Keynote Address on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 1 p.m. 

In addition, current issues in corporate governance and stockholder activism will be discussed with representatives from the California Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) and the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) as well as general counsel and senior practitioners from the SEC at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

“This Institute has historically proven to be one of the country’s greatest gatherings of innovative thinkers and influential decision makers in the field of corporate and securities law,” said Richard E. Climan, 2013 Institute chair and partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. “The expertise and accessibility of the faculty and other participants make for an outstanding educational experience.”

Other issues that will be addressed at the Securities Regulation Institute include M&A trends and developments; federal and state judicial developments and private litigation; ethical dilemmas for disclosure lawyers; an overview of the current capital markets; and a focus on China -- the general counsel perspective.

For more information, including a complete schedule, registration instructions and continuing legal education (CLE) information, visit, call (312) 503-8932 or e-mail

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