This webcast will feature Michael MacPhail of Holland & Hart, LLP and Patrick Hunnius of White & Case, LLP: In a sharp detour from the era of Chairman Christopher Cox, the SEC under new Chairman Mary Shapiro’s leadership has obtained big budget increases that will be used to increase the number of enforcement lawyers. It has also empowered its staff in several ways. The agency’s new “get tough” approach, however, raises fundamental issues of fairness that pose dangers to both attorneys and clients. The SEC’s actions in areas such as asset freezes, cases against attorneys, and the application of standards governing when it will allow defense lawyers to review the investigative file during the Wells process raise important due process questions.
This webcast will feature George Curtis, the Deputy Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement. Curtis, Pam Parizek of KPMG Forensic, and David Seide of the law firm Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP will lead a discussion on the extraordinary challenges now posed to the financial markets and individual investors, the steps being taken by the SEC’s Division of Enforcement to address them, and the significant impact these changes will have now and in the future.
This webcast features Philip Khinda of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Susan Markel of AlixPartners and Ellen Zimiles of Daylight Forensic & Advisory: Legislation aimed at the hedge fund community is imminent. The panel will discuss what the best and brightest of the hedge fund community are doing to preserve their franchises, to shape new legislative provisions as Capital Hill and the SEC craft them, and to protect themselves in the face of regulatory scrutiny and exposures like never before.
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