Securities Disclosure: Theory and Practice
OCT 3, 2014
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
The core principle of the federal securities law is disclosure so that investors can make informed decisions. However, there has never been a consensus about what information the Securities and Exchange Commission should require to be disclosed. Disagreements now seem more widespread than ever before, including disputes over disclosures relating to corporate political contributions, say-on-pay, “soft information,” conflict minerals, CEO pay ratio, accounting standards, and environmental impacts. Responding to these controversies, the SEC has recently begun a comprehensive review of its disclosure policies. The 2014 Leet Symposium will bring together leading figures from the SEC, proxy advisory firms, legal practice, and academia to discuss both specific disclosure concerns and compliance issues and broader questions of what disclosure policies would best facilitate informed investing in our securities markets.
||Registration and continental breakfast
||Welcome & Introduction
George Dent, Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Panel: Robert McCormick, Esq.
Amy L. Goodman, Gibon, Dunn & Crutcher
Adam C. Pritchard, Frances and George Skestos Professor of Law
University of Michigan School of Law
Professor Charles Korsmo, Assistant Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Edward F. Greene, Senior Counsel, Cleary Gottlieb, New York
Henry T.C. Hu, Allan Shivers Chair in the Law of Banking and Finance, University of Texas Law School
||Lecture: "Shaping Company Disclosure for the 21st Century"
Keith F. Higgins, Director of the Division of Corporation Finance, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Professor Juliet Kostritsky, Everett D. & Eugenia S. McCurdy Professor of Contract Law Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Ahmed Taha, Professor Law, Pepperdine University School of Law
Laura Hauser, General Counsel and Secretary, Technical Consumer Products
Robert Jackson, Professor of Law; Co-Director, Ira M. Millstein Center
||Open forum discussion:
All panelists & attendees