Legal Outsourcing, JOBS Act Impact, Dodd-Frank Regulations Will Highlight ABA Business Law Conference in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 8, 2012 — Business law experts will provide updates on the latest trends in auditing, financing, securities, investments and lobbying at the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section Fall Meeting. The ABA Business Law Section will host the conference Nov. 16 – 17 at the Ritz-Carlton Washington Hotel, 1150 22nd St., N.W., Washington, D.C.
Program highlights include:
“Legal Outsourcing: Practical and Ethical Considerations” — Panelists will address practical and ethical considerations and consequences of legal outsourcing by lawyers.
Nov. 16, 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
“Impact of the JOBS Act on Hedge Funds and Other Private Investment Funds” — The JOBS Act permits the use of private investment funds to advertise and generally solicit prospective investors, so long as reasonable steps are taken to verify that all investors are accredited. Panelists will discuss how the act will change the private investment fund industry, among other issues.
Nov. 16, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
“A Dialogue with Key Regulators on Title VII of Dodd-Frank” — Senior officials from the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission will discuss the two agencies’ work in implementing Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010.
Nov. 16, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
A complete agenda and updated list of speakers can be found online.
For media credentialing, please contact Rabiah Burks at Rabiah.Burks@americanbar.org. This event is free and open to members of the press.
With nearly 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.