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Securities law institute to focus on cyber investigations, state of the markets

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CHICAGO - Cyber investigations, an update on current market conditions and a conversation with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) division of corporation finance director are among the highlights of the 38th Annual Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute, held Thursday and Friday, April 26 and 27, at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Thorne Auditorium, 375 E. Chicago Ave., in Chicago.

Led by top corporate law practitioners, the institute is the pre-eminent securities law conference in the Midwest, bringing together senior officials from the SEC and prominent securities law practitioners.

This year’s institute includes 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 “Navigating the Modern Director Nomination Process.” Participants will hear from FBI special agent Eric Shiffman in “Cyber Investigations and the Path Forward.” Updates from the SEC’s division of corporation finance, featuring director William H. Hinman, will be held after lunch.

The institute’s second day will commence with the “Delaware Mock Trial: Exploring the Path to Business Judgment Rule After Corwin” with the Honorable Sam Glassock III presiding.

More than 10 sessions will be held over both days, including “Perspectives on SEC Enforcement,” “Navigating a Corporate Spinoff,” “Public Company Developments in Accounting and Financial Reporting” and “What Would You Do? Being Ethical and Effective at the Negotiation Table” and more.

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

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