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Focus on securities law and issues confronting corporations

Preeminent securities institute to address current issues corporations face

CHICAGO - Capital markets, updates from the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) division of corporation finance and lessons learned from the Volkswagen emissions situation are among the topics of the 37th Annual Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

The pre-eminent securities law conference in the Midwest, the institute brings together senior officials from the SEC and prominent securities law practitioners.

This year’s institute will be held Thursday and Friday, April 27 and 28, in Thorne Auditorium, 375 E. Chicago Ave., on the Law School’s Chicago campus. The institute will include perspectives from board members, in-house and firm attorneys and regulators. It is designed to provide private practitioners and corporate counsel with a timely analysis of current issues and developments confronting corporations.

“State of the Markets and the Business Environment” will lead off the first day of the institute, followed by “For Seasoned Issuers — Developments in Capital Markets.” Using a mock board meeting format, the session “Lessons in Governance: Reputational Risk Management” will explore lessons learned from the Volkswagen emissions situation. Updates from the SEC’s division of corporation finance, featuring acting director Shelley Parratt, will be held later in the afternoon.

The institute’s second day will commence with a focus on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), including two unique sessions, “Deal Risk in M&A — CFIUS, OFAC and Other Washington Alphabet Soup,” followed by “Hot Topics in M&A.”

More than 10 sessions will be held over both days, including “Managing External Forces in the Board Room — Emerging Topics for Directors,” “The Latest in Accounting and Auditing,” “Executive Compensation — Clawbacks and Risk Mitigation” and “Perspectives on SEC Enforcement in 2017” and more.

Find more information, including  a complete schedule, registration instructions and continuing legal education  (CLE) information.

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