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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.