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SEC Commissioner to be Featured at Corporate Council Institute

September 11, 2009 | by Pat Vaughan Tremmel

CHICAGO --- Elisse B. Walter, commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), will be featured in a keynote conversation at the Northwestern University School of Law's 48th annual Corporate Council Institute.

The institute invites leading practitioners, academics and regulatory officials to provide in-house counsel with updates on current issues impacting business. This year's event, held in both Chicago and San Francisco, will focus on developments emerging from the financial crisis and the changing corporate legal landscape.

Walter will be featured at 10:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2, during the Chicago institute, held Oct. 1 and 2 at Northwestern Law, 375 E. Chicago Ave., and at 10:45 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, during the San Francisco institute, held Dec. 3 and 4 at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins, 1 Nob Hill.

"The SEC is at the center of a host of activity affecting corporations," said Paul R. Lovejoy, 2009 institute chair and senior vice president, general counsel and secretary for United Airlines. "These sessions offer an invaluable opportunity for corporate counsel to hear firsthand about some of these new initiatives and exchange ideas with Commissioner Walter."

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.

Highlighted topics at this year's institute include options in a limited credit environment, management and leadership in the office of the general counsel and enterprise risk management.

President George W. Bush appointed Walter to the SEC in 2008. Under designation by President Obama, she served as acting chairman in January 2009. Prior to her appointment as an SEC commissioner, she served as senior executive vice president, regulatory policy and programs, for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

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

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