One of the most visible and highly-regarded securities and corporate law conferences in the country, the Securities Regulation Institute reaches prominent attorneys from both firm and in-house practices. From boardroom updates to issues impacting pre-public companies, the Institute focuses on practical advice for all attorneys advising corporate clients on the ever-changing world of securities and business law. During this three-day event, attendees learn from regulators who write the new regulations, judges who interpret the law to resolve complex disputes, and prominent practitioners who guide their clients through the maze of new legislation, regulations and jurisprudence.
The Institute will feature a keynote address by Jay Clayton, Chairman, US Securities and Exchange Commission, and a conversation with Leo E. Strine Jr., Chief Justice, Delaware Supreme Court. The program also features SEC Senior Staff members, including Wesley R. Bricker, SEC Chief Accountant; William Hinman, Director, Division of Corporation Finance; Shelley Parratt, Deputy Director, Division of Corporation Finance; David R. Frederickson, Associate Director and Chief Counsel, Division of Corporation Finance; Mark Kronforst, Associate Director and Chief Accountant, Division of Corporation Finance; and Stephanie Avakian and Steven R. Peikin, Co-Directors of the SEC's Division of Enforcement. Relevant topics include disclosure challenges, IPOs, M&A, accounting and auditing.
On Monday, January 22, WilmerHale Partner and Securities Regulation Institute Chair Meredith Cross will provide welcome remarks and an overview of the conference. She will then serve as a panelist during the session “Counseling the Board in the New World Order,” which will focus on the composition of boards, dealing with activist directors, managing boards during crises and the role of index funds.
WilmerHale Partner Lillian Brown will serve as a panelist during the session "Proxy Statement and Annual Meeting Developments and Best Practices: Practical Guidance for 2018," focusing on executive compensation, key governance trends and statistics regarding proxy contests.
On Tuesday, January 23, Ms. Cross will moderate a discussion entitled "Updates from SEC Senior Staff: Division of Corporation Finance.”