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Columbia Law School to Host Conference on Securities Regulation and Enforcement

Leading securities experts, including judges, practitioners, and current and former SEC commissioners, will gather to discuss the latest securities law developments at a Nov. 15 conference in NYC.

Media Contact: Public Affairs, 212-854-2650 or publicaffairs@law.columbia.edu

New York, November 11, 2013—On November 15, Columbia Law School will host a day-long conference on securities regulation and enforcement sponsored by the Law School’s Center on Corporate Governance and planned by Professor John C. Coffee Jr. and former SEC deputy general counsel Meyer Eisenberg '58.
 
What is wrong (or right) with SEC enforcement?  Could a “run on the funds” disrupt the U.S. economy? The conference, “Hot Topics: Leading Current Issues in Securities Regulation and Enforcement,” will examine these and other topics, focusing particularly on the systemic risk issues associated with money market funds and the continuing controversy associated with recent enforcement initiatives at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice. On each of these topics, the perspective of all sides—regulators, prosecutors, defense counsel, and judges—will be presented.
 
SEC Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher and U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff are among the many participants. Gallagher and Joel Seligman, president of the University of Rochester and the leading historian of the SEC, will speak at lunchtime.   
 
Other participants include leading experts from academia, the government, and the private sector.
 
Who (in alphabetical order): 
Diane E. Ambler, partner, K&L Gates
Neil M. Barofsky, former federal prosecutor and former special Inspector General for TARP; partner at Jenner & Block
John C. Coffee, Jr., Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law; director of the Center on Corporate Governance, Columbia Law School
Stephen J. Crimmins ’73, partner, K&L Gates
Meyer Eisenberg ’58, former acting director of the Division of Investment Management and deputy general counsel of the SEC; Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer in Law, Columbia Law School
Melanie L. Fein, former senior counsel at the Federal Reserve Board and partner at Arnold & Porter; currently in private practice at Fein Law Offices
Jill E. Fisch, Perry Golkin Professor of Law and co-director of the Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania Law School
Daniel M. Gallagher, Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission
Ronald J. Gilson, Marc and Eva Stern Professor of Law and Business, Columbia Law School
Harvey J. Goldschmid ’65, Dwight Professor of Law, Columbia Law School and former commissioner of the SEC
Jeffrey N. Gordon, Richard Paul Richman Professor of Law, Columbia Law School; co-director, Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy
Edward F. Greene, lecturer in law, Columbia Law School; partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP; former General Counsel of the SEC
Dixie L. Johnson, chair, American Bar Association Business Law Section; Partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
Brad S. Karp, partner and chair, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Patrick E. McCabe, senior economist, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Floyd Norris, chief financial correspondent, The New York Times
Robert E. Plaze, former deputy director of the SEC’s Division of Investment Management; partner at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
Hon. Jed S. Rakoff, United States District Judge, Southern District of New York; adjunct professor, Columbia Law School
Lorin L. Reisner, chief of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York
Douglas J. Scheidt, associate director and chief counsel in the SEC's Division of Investment Management
Joel Seligman, President of the University of Rochester; former dean, Washington University Law School
Gerald H. Silk, partner, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman

What:     “Hot Topics: Leading Current Issues in Securities Regulation and Enforcement,” a day-long conference sponsored by Columbia Law School’s Center on Corporate Governance. View the conference agenda.
 
When:    Friday, Nov. 15, 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
Where:   Columbia Law School
               Jerome Greene Hall, Room 104
               435 W. 116th St.
               New York City 
       
NOTE:  Media must RSVP no later than noon Nov. 13 to publicaffairs@law.columbia.edu. An earlier response is appreciated. Press credentials will be required.
 
The conference is sponsored by the Center on Corporate Governance and is being supported by the Federal Bar Association’s Securities Law Section and The Stephen Friedman Fund in Business Law.

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