Rep. Scott Garrett and Top SEC Regulators Set to Discuss Wall Street Reform at American Bar Association Meeting in Washington, DC
CHICAGO, Nov. 11, 2010— Practical guidance in the Dodd-Frank era, executive compensation issues, clawbacks, “say on pay,” whistleblower litigation and a variety of other timely issues will be covered during the American Bar Association Business Law Section 2010 Fall Meeting.
This two-day conference, Nov. 19-20, will be headquartered at the Ritz Carlton, Washington, D.C.
Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) will serve as the keynote speaker on Friday, Nov.19. at 12:30 p.m. Garrett is a member of the House Financial Services Committee and is the incoming chair of the House Subcommittee on Capital Markets.
Additional top speakers include U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission representatives from the Division of Corporation Finance: Gerald J. Laporte, chief, Office of Small Business Policy (Nov. 19 ); Meredith B. Cross, director (Nov. 20); and Paula Dubberly, deputy director for policy and capital markets (Nov. 19).
Program highlights include:
“Dodd-Frank: The Spirit and Reality,” Top federal regulatory and industry experts will discuss the new changes to the financial regulatory system, just signed into law this past July under the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Panelists will discuss the underlying philosophy of the legislation and explore the new issues surrounding whistleblower legislation.
“Dodd-Frank: Impact on Hedge Fund and Other Advisers,” Experts will discuss the hot issues currently facing hedge funds under Title IV of Dodd-Frank. From new recordkeeping to custody rules, this panel of SEC and industry leaders will examine the new shift in hedge fund oversight responsibility.
Other noteworthy programs include “Accounting and Auditing Issues for Lawyers 2011,” an exploration of what agendas the SEC and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board will pursue in the new fiscal year; “Securitization and Structured Finance,” a look at the SEC’s recent regulatory initiatives relating to asset-backed securities and other rulemaking issues; and “Smaller Reporting Companies: Disclosure and Registration Practices Following the 2007 Reforms,” where panelists will examine the experiences of implementing the 2007 establishment of the “smaller reporting company” disclosure system.
For a complete copy of the meeting guide with the latest agenda, click here.
With more than 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.
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Editor’s Note: For further information on the program or to obtain press credentials please contact Rachel Estrada, ABA Media Relations at email@example.com or at 312-988-6148. On-site registration for reporters will open Nov. 19 at 8:00 a.m. The program will be at the Ritz Carlton, 1150 22nd Street, NW, Washington, D.C.