David S. Ruder, William W. Gurley Memorial Professor of Law Emeritus at Northwestern Law and former chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, will be honored as part of the Law School’s 50th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute on Oct. 5 and 6 in Chicago.
As the founder of the Institute, Ruder will be featured with other leading practitioners, academics and regulatory officials who will provide in-house counsel with a rare look at the regulatory environment and updates on current issues impacting business.
The Institute will be held from 12:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, and from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6 in Thorne Auditorium located at 375 East Chicago Ave., in Chicago.
Ruder will moderate a keynote discussion “How the Role of the General Counsel has Evolved and Changed over the Past 50 Years” at 12:45 p.m. Thursday. That evening there will also be a special dinner honoring Ruder and the Chicago corporate counsel community, recognizing the Institute’s 50th anniversary at the University Club, 76 E. Monroe Street, Chicago.
Participants will include representatives from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. Topics of panel discussions include corporate political activities, social media and updates in the current capital markets.
Designed by a committee of general counsel from some of the nation’s leading corporations, Northwestern Law’s Corporate Counsel Institute provides a forum for peers to network and discuss the most pressing issues that in-house counsel are grappling with today.
A complete agenda can be found on the Law School website.