38th Annual Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute

April 26 - 27, 2018 • Chicago

About the Garrett Institute

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

Registration and Tuition

Regular tuition for the Garrett Institute is $1,000 per person. Early bird discounted price is $850 per person through March 30, 2018. For group discounts, please see our Affiliate Program (pdf).

Tuition includes all sessions, continental breakfasts, lunches, coffee breaks, a reception, and extensive program materials.

Registrations must be made in advance. On-site registration is only available as space permits and requires an additional $100 fee. Registration is for the full two days of the program for one individual. Shared registration is not available.

If you have not received an e-mail confirmation prior to the start of the program, you are not considered registered. Please contact Lori Sass at

Cancellation Policy

Full tuition refunds will be made for all written cancellations received by April 12. A $250 administrative fee will be deducted from refunds on written cancellations received after April 12. No refunds will be given for cancellations made after April 19, 2018.

Course Materials

For registered participants, course materials will be available for download approximately one week prior to the event. Registrants will also receive a set of course materials on USB drive upon check-in. Registrants and non-registrants may purchase additional copies of the USB drive for $100. You may bring your laptop to the program - WiFi will be available in the plenary sessions.

Continuing Legal Education Credit

As a program sponsored by Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, the Garrett Institute is recognized for mandatory continuing legal education credit in most states. Northwestern Law is an accredited CLE Provider in the state of Illinois.

Location and Institute Check-In

The Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute is held in Thorne Auditorium, 375 East Chicago Avenue, on the Chicago campus of Northwestern University and not on the Evanston campus.

Hotel Reservations

Garrett Institute attendees are entitled to a special rate of $179 per night at The James Chicago. The James is located at 55 East Ontario StreetReservations may be made through the hotel's reservations website or by calling (888) 526-3778 and identifying yourself as a participant in the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Garrett Institute. As of March 30, a few rooms in the block remain for April 25, but there are no rooms left in the block for April 26. Having trouble booking your room? Call us at (312) 503-8988.

Affiliate Program

Firm Affiliates of the Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute recognize the value of continuing legal education and the Garrett Institute as a premier forum for corporate and securities law in the Midwest. For more information on the benefits of being an affiliate, please contact Peter Skrabacz at