48th Annual Securities Regulation Institute

48th Annual Securities Regulation Institute

Speaking Engagement

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 in 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. This year’s virtual conference is hosted by Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

On January 26, WilmerHale Partners Lorraine Echavarria, Meredith Cross and Lillian Brown will present:

  • Ms. Echavarria will speak during the morning session “The Collision of Heightened Corporate Fraud Risk in the COVID-19 Era and Recent SEC Enforcement Trends: Is Your Company Prepared to Respond?” which will address revenue recognition, disclosure issues, insider trading, and the EPS Initiative.
  • Ms. Cross will moderate the morning session “Updates from SEC Senior Staff: Division of Corporation Finance,” which will feature insights from a panel of deputy directors and disclosure review authorities. 
  • Ms. Brown will chair the afternoon session “Proxy and Annual Meeting Developments,” which will focus on lessons learned from virtual meetings in the 2020 proxy season; governance trends and developments, including board diversity; shareholder proposal trends and the new rule amendments; perquisites (applying the definition to travel and entertainment expenses); and proxy advisory firm developments.

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