Other SEC officials, including Division of Corporation Finance Director Keith F. Higgins, will participate in programs about recent developments at the commission, such as its focus on financial reporting fraud as well as its regulatory policy and enforcement areas.
Business Law Section Fall Meeting
Sponsored by the ABA Business Law Section
1150 22nd St. NW
Washington, DC 20037
Program highlights include:
“Business Press Roundtable” — Members of the media are invited to participate in a discussion on current corporate governance issues with experts in the field.
Friday, Nov. 22, 7:30 – 9 a.m.
“Bankruptcy for Breakfast” — U.S. bankruptcy court judges will discuss current developments and latest trends in bankruptcy litigation.
Friday, Nov. 22, 8:15 – 10:15 a.m.
“The SEC’s Renewed Focus on Financial Fraud” — This program will review the SEC’s efforts to step up its focus on fraud in financial reporting and accounting matters. The panel will provide insights to attorneys advising public companies on SEC disclosure and financial reporting matters.
Friday, Nov. 22, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
“Regulatory and Enforcement Trends and Developments Affecting Investment Advisers, Investment Companies and Private Funds” — SEC officials will discuss developments in regulatory policy, examination and enforcement areas and their effects on registered investment companies, private funds and investment advisers.
Friday, Nov. 22, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
“What the Supreme Court’s Decision in U.S. v. Windsor Means for Corporate Diversity” — This panel will address key considerations for employer-provided benefits plans and employment practices after the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act and how that decision may influence corporate diversity and inclusion policies.
Friday, Nov. 22, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
“A Tour of the Ivory Tower: Important Developments in the United States Supreme Court for Business Lawyers and Their Clients” — Panelists will discuss the high court’s recent opinions on issues important to business lawyers as well as address the Roberts Court’s alleged “pro-business” leanings and forecast what lies ahead in 2014.
Friday, Nov. 22, 2 – 4 p.m.
A complete agenda can be found online.
This event is free and open to members of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Emily Ortman at Emily.Ortman@americanbar.org.
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