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SEC Officials Discuss Changes in Securities Law

January 23, 2007 | by Pat Vaughan Tremmel

Senior U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) officials will talk about new SEC regulatory changes that will have an immediate effect on corporations and management at School of Law's 34th Annual Securities Regulation Institute in California.

The institute will bring together corporate and securities lawyers for timely discussions of regulatory issues Jan. 24 to 26 at the Hotel del Coronado.

The SEC voted at a Dec. 13 meeting on the important regulatory changes.

Members of the SEC who will make presentations include: Chairman Christopher Cox, John W. White, Linda Chatman Thomsen, Brian Cartwright, Conrad W. Hewitt, Shelley E. Parratt, Martin P. Dunn, Michael Halloran and Carol A. Stacey.

Representatives will address recent changes related to electronic proxy statements, hedge funds and Sarbanes-Oxley provisions.

“Given the dynamic changes taking place in securities law, we are providing both private practitioners and corporate counsel an opportunity to hear from many of the regulators who are creating the rules that govern their practice,” said Edward F. Greene, general counsel for Citigroup Corporate & Investment Banking and chair of this year's institute. “It is our goal to offer an overview of the most up-to-date topics by a group of top-notch faculty.”

In addition to SEC updates, other issues that attorneys will discuss include hedge funds, shareholder power, mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation and judicial developments.