42nd Annual Securities Regulation Institute
January 26 – 28, 2015 • Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, CA
Sessions will take place in the Grand Ballroom at the Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA.
Session times are subject to change.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Welcome and Overview
Alan B. Levenson Keynote Address
The Honorable Leo E. Strine Jr., Chief Justice, Delaware Supreme Court
Shareholder Activism: Analyzing & Responding to the New Paradigm
David A. Katz, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, New York City
Michele Anderson, Chief, Office of Mergers and Acquisitions, Division of Corporation Finance, SEC, Washington, D.C.
William D. Anderson Jr., Managing Director, Global Head of Activism/Raid Defense, Goldman, Sachs & Co., New York City
Michael Callahan, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, LinkedIn Corporation, Mountain View, California
11:45 a.m.–1 p.m.
Overview of the Current Capital Markets
Gordon K. Davidson, Fenwick & West LLP, Mountain View, California
Aparna Bawa, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Nimble Storage Inc., San Jose, California
Alan F. Denenberg, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Menlo Park, California
Keith F. Higgins, Director, Division of Corporation Finance, SEC, Washington, D.C.
Cristina M. Morgan, Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, JPMorgan Chase & Co., San Francisco
Mergers & Acquisitions Trends & Developments You Need To Know
Richard E. Climan, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Silicon Valley, California
Judicial and Legislative Developments
Joseph A. Grundfest, William A. Franke Professor of Law and Business and Senior Faculty, Rock Center on Corporate Governance, Stanford Law School, Stanford, California
Randall J. Baron, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, San Diego
William B. Chandler III, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Wilmington, Delaware
Shirli Fabbri Weiss, DLA Piper LLP (US), San Diego/Palo Alto, California
Updates from SEC Senior Staff
Division of Corporation Finance
Keith F. Higgins, Director
Shelley E. Parratt, Deputy Director
Michele Anderson, Chief, Office of Mergers and Acquisitions
David R. Fredrickson, Associate Director and Chief Counsel
Mark Kronforst, Associate Director and Chief Accountant
Recurring Disclosure Challenges and Other Key Updates
10:45 a.m.–12 p.m.
Planning for 2015 Proxy Season – Key Trends and Developments
David R. Fredrickson
Abe M. Friedman, Managing Partner, CamberView Partners LLC, San Francisco
Elizabeth A. Ising, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Washington, D.C.
Getting Practical on Accounting & Auditing
John W. White, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, New York City
Michael J. Gallagher, Managing Partner, Assurance Quality, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, New York City
James L. Kroeker, Vice Chairman, Financial Accounting Standards Board, Norwalk, Connecticut
Houlihan Lokey Ice Cream Social
The Most Important Things We Learned Last Year and Hope to Learn This Year
Current and former SEC staff members discuss the significant legal developments of the past year and answer disclosure and interpretive questions.
Martin P. Dunn, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Washington, D.C.
Updates from SEC Senior Staff
Division of Enforcement and Office of the General Counsel
Andrew Ceresney, Director, Division of Enforcement
Anne K. Small, General Counsel
Colleen P. Mahoney, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates, Washington, D.C.
Enforcement and Criminal Investigations
Linda Chatman Thomsen, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Washington, D.C.
Merri Jo Gillette, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Chicago
Robert S. Khuzami, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Washington, D.C.
William R. McLucas, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Washington, D.C.
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Navigating Ethical Challenges Involving Whistleblowers
Dixie L. Johnson, King & Spalding LLP, Washington, D.C.
Richard Humes, Associate General Counsel, SEC, Washington, D.C.
Stanley Keller, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP, Boston
Myles V. Lynk, Peter Kiewit Foundation Professor of Law and the Legal Profession, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Tempe, Arizona
Boxed Lunch Break
Current Issues in Delaware General Corporation Law
Frederick H. Alexander, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, Delaware
Elena C. Norman, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP, Wilmington, Delaware
Myron T. Steele, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, Delaware
Gregory P. Williams, Richards, Layton & Finger, PA, Wilmington, Delaware