Lectures & Events

Securities Disclosure: Theory and Practice
The Center for Business Law and Regulation
George A. Leet Business Law Symposium
OCT 3, 2014
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Jones Day
(Large Conference Room)
901 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114-1190
CLE Credit
5 hours of in-person CLE credit available, pending approval
$100.00 for Case Law Alumni
$200.00 for all other attorneys
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.
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CLE Credit Fee: $100/CWRU Law Alumni; $200/Non-CWRU Law Alumni.
General registration free and open to the public.

8:00-8:45 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
8:45-9:00 a.m. Welcome & Introduction
9:00-10:30 a.m. Session 1

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
10:30-10:45 a.m. Break
10:45-12:00 p.m. Session 2

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
12:00-12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45-1:15 p.m. Lecture: "Shaping Company Disclosure for the 21st Century"
Keith F. Higgins, Director of the Division of Corporation Finance, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
1:15-1:30 p.m. Break
1:30-2:45 p.m. Session 3

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
2:45-3:00 p.m. Open forum discussion:
All panelists & attendees

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