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35th Annual Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute
April 30–May 1, 2015

2014 Garrett Institute

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2014 Highlights:

  • Diane Swonk, Senior Managing Director and Chief Economist, Mesirow Financial, presents an economic overview of the market
  • A Conversation with Keith F. Higgins, Director, Division of Corporation Finance, SEC
  • Remarks by James R. Doty, Chairman, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
  • Two–session hypothetical addressing the Lifecycle of Managing Shareholder Activism

Hear from our 2014 Speakers:

The role of earnouts in tech company M&A deals
Allison Leopold Tilley
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

The impact on general advertising or solicitation activities now that the final rules are effective
Thomas J. Kim
Sidley Austin LLP

The SEC's change in tone for civil settlements
Junaid A. Zubairi
Vedder Price P.C.

Program Overview
The Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute is the pre–eminent securities law conference in the Midwest. It is the only Midwest conference that brings together senior officials from the Securities and Exchange Commission and leading securities practitioners.

CLE Credit
CLE credit is available for participants in most states with mandatory CLE requirements, including Illinois. Please direct specific questions regarding your CLE requirements to your state bar. Questions regarding Northwestern Law's accreditation process may be directed to Lori Sass, Assistant Director, External Partnerships, by phone at (312) 503–8932 or by e-mail.

About the Garrett Institute
The Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute is designed to provide private practitioners and corporate counsel with a timely analysis of critical securities and corporate law issues, and developments confronting publicly and privately held corporations. The Institute was established in memory of Ray Garrett Jr., Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, a member of the faculty of Northwestern University School of Law, and a partner in the Chicago office of Gardner Carton & Douglas LLP.