2016 Annual Securities Regulation Conference
Hosted by the Center on Corporate Governance
Leading securities experts including judges, practitioners, and regulators, will gather to discuss the latest securities law developments.
Friday, April 29, 2016
10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Columbia Law School | Jerome Greene Hall
10 a.m. Introduction: John C. Coffee Jr., Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law and Director of the Center on Corporate Governance; Welcome: Gillian Lester, Dean and the Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law
10:15 a.m. Discussion: Investment Companies: Regulatory Policies and Risk Management after Third Avenue
Moderator: Meyer Eisenberg ’58, Adjunct Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer in Law, Columbia Law School; former Deputy General Counsel and Acting Director Division of Investment Management, SEC
Panelists: Diane E. Ambler, Partner, K&L Gates LLP; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University; Ronald J. Gilson, Marc and Eva Stern Professor of Law and Business, Columbia Law School; Charles J. Meyers Professor of Law and Business, Stanford Law School; David W. Grim, Director, Division of Investment Management, SEC; and Nora M. Jordan, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (Chair: Investment Management Group)
11:25 a.m. BREAK
11:40 a.m. Discussion: The Future of the PCAOB
James R. Doty, Chairman, PCAOB, will be interviewed by Prof. Coffee.
12:30 p.m. LUNCH at Casa Italiana
Remarks by William Donaldson, former Chairman, SEC; former CEO, NYSE
2 p.m. Discussion: Hedge Fund Activism
Moderator: Prof. Coffee
Panelists: William Anderson, Evercore Group L.L.C.; Stephen Fraidin, COO, Pershing Square Capital; Jack B. Jacobs, Sr. Counsel, Sidley Austin LLP, retired Justice, Delaware Supreme Court; Martin Lipton, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; and Charles Nathan, Sr. Advisor, Finsbury
3:30 p.m. BREAK
3:45 p.m. Discussion: Enforcement and Insider Trading
Moderator: Prof. Coffee
Panelists: Andrew J. Ceresney, Director, Division of Enforcement, SEC; Stephen J. Crimmins ’73, Murphy & McGonigle; Edward F. Greene, Sr. Counsel, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP; former Director, Division of Corporation Finance and General Counsel, SEC; Mark Lebovitch, Parnter, Bernstein Litowitz, Berger & Grossman LLP; Mark F. Pomerantz, Of Counsel, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; and the Hon. Jed S. Rakoff, United States District Judge (S.D.N.Y.)
5:30 p.m. Conclusion and Cocktail Party
This conference has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Stephen Friedman Fund in Business Law and the Securities Law Committee of the Federal Bar Association.
All Columbia alumni are invited, but attendees are asked to register in the above space in order to enable us to anticipate the attendance at lunch and the cocktail party.
Information Regarding New York CLE Credits:
Columbia Law School has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) board as an Accredited Provider of CLE programs. Under New York State CLE regulations, each live non-transitional CLE panel will provide one (1.0) credit hours that can be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice requirement. CLE credit is awarded only for full attendance of a panel in its entirety. Attorneys attending only part of a Program are not eligible for partial credit for it, although they are most welcome to attend it. Attendance is determined by an attorney’s sign-in and sign-out, as shown in the Conference registers. On sign-out, attorneys should also submit their completed Evaluation Form, provided at the Conference. Please note that NYS Certificates of Attendance will be sent out to the email address as it appears in the register unless otherwise noted there.