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SEC Chairman Cox To Speak At Corporate Counsel Chicago

September 9, 2008 | by Pat Vaughan Tremmel
CHICAGO --- SEC Chairman Christopher Cox and SEC Regional Director Marc Fagel will deliver keynote speeches at Northwestern University School of Law's 47th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute.

The institute features leading practitioners, academics and regulatory officials who provide in-house counsel with updates on legal developments and current issues impacting business.

Cox will deliver his address at 9 a.m., Friday, Sept. 26, during the Chicago session, held Sept. 25 and 26 at Northwestern Law, 375 East Chicago Ave.

Fagel will share his remarks at 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, during the San Francisco session, held Dec. 4 and 5 at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins, 1 Knob Hill.

"Chairman Cox and Mr. Fagel have shown great leadership in overseeing fundamental changes in securities and corporate governance regulation," said Kelly R. Welsh, 2008 institute chair and executive vice president and general counsel for Northern Trust, Chicago. "These sessions offer an invaluable opportunity for corporate counsel to hear from them and exchange ideas."

Topics that will be highlighted at this year's institute include current developments in corporate social responsibility and white-collar crime, legal issues in the current credit environment, and data protection and privacy.

Designed by a committee of general counsel from some of the nation's leading corporations, Northwestern Law's Corporate Counsel Institute provides a forum for peers to network and discuss the hottest issues that in-house counsel are grappling with today.

During his tenure at the SEC, Chairman Cox has made vigorous enforcement of the securities laws the agency's top priority, engaging in ground-breaking efforts against a variety of market abuses. He has assumed leadership of the international effort to more closely integrate U.S. and overseas regulation in an era of global capital markets and international securities exchanges. Currently, Cox is focusing on enhancing investor protections against naked short selling in major financial company securities.

Fagel has been a member of the San Francisco enforcement staff for more than a decade.
He was appointed regional director of the San Francisco office by Cox in May 2008 and now oversees the office's enforcement and examination functions in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest.

For more information on Northwestern University School of Law's Corporate Counsel Institute, please call (312) 503-8932 or email professional-ed@law.northwestern.edu.
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