39th Annual Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute

April 11 - 12, 2019 • 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 1, 2019. 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 March 28. A $250 administrative fee will be deducted from refunds on written cancellations received after March 28. No refunds will be given for cancellations made after April 4, 2019.

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.


**Update: March 22, 2019**

Northwestern's room block at the Omni is SOLD OUT. There is limited availability outside our block, but the hotel is close to a complete sellout. Please see the Law School's accommodations website for a list of alternate hotels in the area.

A small block of guest rooms has been reserved for registrants at the Omni Chicago Hotel located at 676 N. Michigan Avenue. The special rate of $225 + tax is available until all rooms have been reserved or until March 18, 2019. Reservations can be made online via the hotel's reservations website or by calling 800-THE-OMNI (800-843-6664) and requesting a room in the Northwestern Law room block.

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