(Webcast) 10th Annual Securities Litigation & Enforcement Institute

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Program Co-Chair:
Brad S. Karp
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Program Co-Chair:
Greg Markel
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

  • Currently, one of the most important and interesting areas of securities related activity is a discussion of what is likely to result from the change of administration from Jay Clayton as Head of the SEC to Gary Gensler. Our keynote speaker will be Steven Peikinthe former Co-Head of Enforcement of the SEC in the prior administration, who will discuss his reaction to Mr. Genzler’s announced agenda

    The 10th Securities Litigation & Enforcement Annual Institute will feature the following panels of outstanding speakers:

    • David Onorato and Sasha Aganin, of Cornerstone Research, will look back over the trends in securities filings and settlement from 2019-2021 and discuss what the future may bring.
    • George Canellos, a former Co-Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, will moderate a panel of leading SEC lawyers featuring Richard Best, Director, New York Regional Office, SEC, Andrew Ceresneyand Stephanie Avakian, the former SEC Enforcement Director, discussing changes in focus at the SEC under the Biden and Gensler administrations, and other developments.
    • Greg Markel, Leo Strine, the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Delaware, and Anitha Reddy will discuss Directors’ oversight duties and the Marchand Case
    • Daphne Morduchowitz will lead a panel, featuring Professor Joseph Grundfest and Greg Markel, discussing the Slack case in the Ninth Circuit on tracing in Section 11 cases.
    • Greg Markel will moderate the traditional securities litigation panel, which will address Goldman and several other important cases, as well as a discussion on the latest trends in the number of securities cases filed and the likely reason for changes in filing levels. Panelists will include Kevin LaCroixthe well-known editor and author of the D&O DiaryMeredith Kotler, Laura PosnerChair of Securities Litigation Committee, and Jeff Scott.
    • Ray DiCamillo will moderate a panel on important issues in current Delaware litigation which will include several distinguished Delaware lawyers.  Panelists will include Maeve O’Connor, Kevin Shannon and Jeroen van Kwawegen.
    • Akinyemi Akiwowo, Erika EngelsonTara Griffin and Lani Quarmby will focus on societal issues including diversity in legal departments and their influence on outside counsel.
    • Andrew Stemmer will moderate a panel on the biggest concerns and challenges as well as what they are looking for in outside counsel. Panelists will include Martine BeamonGina FerrariJames Meadows, and Joaquin Sena.

    This full-day program will provide a comprehensive overview of recent trends, developments and cutting-edge issues in securities litigation, regulation and enforcement. The panels will include prominent securities litigators, senior in-house counsel at major financial institutions, representatives of the SEC and corporations, and nationally recognized trial lawyers.

    Program Fee:
    $449 For Members | $649 For Nonmembers
    In-House Counsel: $299 Member | $499 Nonmember
    Gov/NP/AC/Judiciary: $249 Member | $399 Nonmember

  • Alexander “Sasha” Aganin
    Vice President, Cornerstone Research

    Akinyemi Akiwowo
    Executive Director, Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement, Morgan Stanley

    Stephanie Avakian
    WilmerHale, Former SEC Enforcement Director

    Martine M. Beamon
    Davis Polk

    Richard Best
    Director, New York Regional Office, SEC

    George S. Canellos

    Andrew J. Ceresney
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

    Ray DiCamillo
    Richards Layton & Finger

    Erika Engelson
    Head of Americas Litigation, Deutsche Bank AG

    Gina A. Ferrari
    Seyfarth Shaw LLP

    Tara A. Griffin
    VP & Assistant General Counsel, JP Morgan Chase & Co.

    Professor Joseph Grundfest
    Stanford Law School

    Meredith Kotler
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

    Kevin LaCroix
    Author, The D&O Diary

    James Meadows
    Head of Litigation, Barclays

    Daphne Morduchowitz
    Seyfarth Shaw LLP

    Maeve O’Connor
    Debevoise & Plimpton

    David Onorato
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

    Steve Peikin
    Former Co-Head of Enforcement of the SEC, Keynote Speaker

    Laura H. Posner
    Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC

    Lani Quarmby
    Associate General Counsel & Managing Director, Bank of America

    Anitha Reddy
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

    Jeffrey T. Scott
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

    Joaquin Sena
    Deputy General Counsel, Bank of America

    Kevin Shannon
    Potter Anderson LLP

    Andrew Stemmer
    Deputy Global Head & Americas Head, Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement, Deutsche Bank

    Leo Strine
    Former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Delaware

    Jeroen van Kwawegen
    Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP

  • 9:00 am – 9:10 am


    9:10 am – 9:40 am
    Keynote Speaker
    Steven Peikin: Changes to people and policy at the SEC


    9:40 am – 10:10 am
    Trends in Securities Filings and Settlement: Looking Back Over 2019-2021 and What the Future May Bring
    Sasha Aganin, David Onorato


    10:10 am – 10:20 am


    10:20 am – 11:15 am
    Changes in Focus at the SEC and Other Developments
    Moderator: George Canellos
    Panelists: Stephanie Avakian, Richard Best, Andrew Ceresney


    11:15 am – 11:20 am


    11:20 am – 12:00 pm
    Directors’ Oversight Duties and the Marchand Case
    Moderator: Greg Markel
    Panelists: Anitha Reddy, Leo Strine


    12:00 pm – 12:05 pm


    12:05 pm – 12:35 pm
    Slack Case in the Ninth Circuit on Tracing in Section 11 Cases
    Moderator: Daphne Morduchowitz
    Panelist: Professor Joseph Grundfest, Greg Markel


    12:35 pm – 1:05 pm
    Lunch Break


    1:05 pm – 2:00 pm
    Securities Litigation  Major Cases and Trends: Goldman and other Important Cases
    Moderator: Greg Markel
    Panelists: Meredith Kotler, Kevin LaCroix, Laura Posner, Jeff Scott


    2:00 pm – 2:05 pm


    2:05 pm – 3:00 pm
    Important Issues in Current Delaware Litigation
    Moderator: Ray DiCamillo
    Panelists: Maeve O’Connor, Kevin Shannon, Jeroen van Kwawegen


    3:00 pm – 3:05 pm


     3:05 pm – 4:00 pm
    Diversity in Legal Departments and Influence on Outside Counsel Selections
    Moderator: Greg Markel
    Panelists: Akiwowo Akinyemi, Erika Engelson, Tara Griffin, Lani Qarmby


    4:00 pm – 4:05 pm


    4:05 pm – 5:00 pm
    Biggest Concerns and Challenges for In-House Counsel
    Moderator: Andrew Stemmer
    Panelists: Martine Beamon, Gina Ferrari, James Meadows,
    Joaquin Sena

  • New York: 7.5 Total, 6.5 Professional Practice, 1.0 Diversity & Inclusion
    New Jersey: 7.6 Total, 6.5 General, 1.1 Diversity, Inclusion & Elimination of Bias
    California: 7.5 Total, 6.5 General, 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion & Elimination Bias in Legal Profession & Society
    Pennsylvania: 6.0 General

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    Securities Litigation, Laura Posner, Chair
    Securities Regulation, Rodney Miller, Chair
    White Collar Crime, Marshall L. Miller, Chair

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