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Live From The SEC

The Ninth Annual: “2008 LIVE FROM THE SEC”

OCTOBER 23, 2008, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

A Review of Recent Developments in International Securities Regulation and Enforcement

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The Section of International Law is pleased to announce for the ninth consecutive year this highly successful broadcast live from the US Securities and Exchange Commission's headquarters in Washington, DC to law offices in London (where participants may interact with the speakers), New York and other venues around the world. This year’s “Live from the SEC” will be made available through videoconference (at various sites throughout Europe, the United States, Canada and Latin America) and teleconference and now webcast globally.

This program will feature updates by high-ranking SEC staff on SEC policy relevant to practitioners around the world. 

Confirmed Speakers Include....
Troy A. Paredes, Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
John White, Director, Division of Corporation Finance, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Tina Chalk, Senior Special Counsel, Office of Mergers & Acquisitions, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Elizabeth Jacobs, Deputy Director of the Office of International Affairs, U.S. Securities and Exchange
Marlon Paz, Special Counsel to the Director, Division of Trading and Markets, U.S. Securities and Exchange
Paul Dudek, Chief, Office of International Corporate Finance, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Subjects to be covered will include such recent initiatives and timely topics as:

  • the SEC’s response to the financial crisis
  • the future of the SEC’s Rule 12g3-2(b) exemption,
  • the SEC’s changes to the content and timing of Form 20-F reporting by foreign private issuers,
  • the SEC’s revisions to its cross-border tender and rights offer rules,
  • an update on progress toward “mutual recognition” of regulatory regimes,
  • the SEC's proposed changes to Rule 15a-6 on foreign broker-dealers
  • the SEC’s IFRS experience, and
  • the SEC’s proposal to mandate use of XBRL for U.S. and non-U.S. issuers.

Particular attention will be given to issues relevant to cross-border transactions and non-U.S. issuers, as well as multi-jurisdictional cooperation among regulators.

Please note that the participation of SEC commissioners or staff in this program does not constitute an endorsement of the ABA, the Section of International Law or any of the site providers for this program.

For further information on the program, please contact Jenny Abreu, Sr. Meeting Planner at the ABA Section of International Law – Telephone: 202 662-1663; Fax 202 662-1669; abreuj@staff.abanet.org.

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