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Securities Institute Focuses on IPOs, Jobs Act, M&A Trends

Law practitioners also to discuss corporate governance, shareholder activism

CHICAGO --- Corporate governance and shareholder activism, the future of corporate boards and the impact of the JOBS Act on “quasi-public” companies are among key topics to be covered during the 41st Annual Securities Regulation Institute hosted by Northwestern University School of Law Jan. 27 to 29 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.

Mary Jo White, chair, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C., will give the Alan B. Levenson Keynote Address at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27.  

In addition, updates will be given by senior staff from the SEC’s division of corporate finance at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, followed by sessions on civil litigation and current ethical challenges for inside and outside counsel.

“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, 2014 institute chair, 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 merger and acquisition (M&A) trends and developments, IPOs and other registered offerings, enforcement and criminal investigations and more.

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

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