Center for Business Law & Regulation
Center for Business Law & Regulation

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

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George A. Leet Symposium 2010-11

"The Changing World of Securities Regulation"                        REGISTER
Friday, October 8, 2010 - School of Law Moot Courtroom (A59)

The George A. Leet Business Law Symposium Endowment was established in 1999 to provide a national forum on business law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. The symposium, which is held in alternate years, generates knowledge for our students as well as scholars, lawyers, and business people across the country. George Leet was a dedicated and generous supporter of the University for many years. A graduate of Adelbert College (1940) and Case Western Reserve University School of Law (1946), he spent almost his entire career with the National Labor Relations Board, first as attorney-advisor to a board member, then as assistant executive secretary (1953), associate executive secretary (1961), and senior associate executive secretary (1972). He retired in 1980. In 1998, Mr. Leet received the University’s Newton D. Baker Distinguished Alumni Award for exceptionally meritorious service to Case Western Reserve University. He was a founding member and a past president of the Washington, D.C. alumni chapter, was inducted into the law school’s Society of Benchers in 1989, and served as a longtime member of the Law Alumni Association Board.

Symposium Chair
George W. Dent, Jr.

Schott-van den Eynden Professor of Business Organizations Law and Associate Director,Center for Business Law and Regulation;Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Director, Center for Business Law & Regulation
Jonathan Adler
Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration, Ground Floor Rotunda

9:00-9:15 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Robert Rawson, Interim Dean, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
George W. Dent, Jr., Schott-van den Eynden Professor and Associate Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

9:15-10:45 a.m. Panel I “Regulating Incentives”
Moderator: David Porter, Visiting Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

“Bail-ins Versus Bail-outs: Using Contingent Capital to Mitigate Systemic Risk”
Professor John C. Coffee, Jr., Columbia University

“The Revolving Door’s Impact on SEC Enforcement: Perceptions and Realities”
Professor Renee Jones, Boston College School of Law

“‘Moral Hazard’ and ‘Too Big to Fail’ Under Recent Legislation”
Paul Mahoney, Dean, University of Virginia Law School

10:45-11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Panel II: “New Initiatives”
Moderator: Frances Floriano Goins, Partner, Ulmer & Berne

“Implementing Dodd-Frank through Sensible Lawyering”
David M. Becker, General Counsel, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

“How the Dodd-Frank Bill Affects the Securities Business”
Annette L. Nazareth, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

“Defenses to Shareholder Proxy Access”
Professor J.W. Verret, George Mason University

12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30-3:00 p.m. Panel III: “Secondary Players and Gate Keepers”
Moderator: John M. Saganich, Partner, Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease

“Credit Rating Agencies”
Professor Roberta Romano, Yale University

“The Broker as Fiduciary”
Donald C. Langevoort, Thomas Aquinas Reynolds Professor of Law; Co-Director,
Joint Degree in Law and Business Administration, Georgetown University
Law Center

“The Responsibilities of Auditors and Audit Committees”
Professor Mark Taylor, Weatherhead School of Management
Case Western Reserve University