37th Annual Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute

April 27 - 28, 2017 • 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 31, 2017. 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 our office to verify.

Cancellation Policy

Full tuition refunds will be made for all written cancellations received by April 13. A $250 administrative fee will be deducted from refunds on written cancellations received after April 13. No refunds will be given for cancellations made after April 20, 2017.

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.

Estimated credit hours are 12.0 including 1.0 of ethics for states with a 60-minute credit hour, or 14.4 including 1.2 for ethics of those with a 50-minute credit hour. Questions about MCLE should be directed to the Office of Professional and Continuing Legal Education at (312) 503-8932.

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 Accommodations

Registrants for the Garrett Institute are entitled to a special hotel rate at The James Chicago, 55 East Ontario, Chicago (312-660-7131), which is only a short walk from the Law School. Subject to availability, the rate is $189 for a single or double room booked by April 12. Reservations may be made through the hotel's reservations website or by calling and identifying yourself as a Northwestern Law Garrett Institute participant.

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, Marketing Manager.

Attendee Participation Portal

Registered attendees may pose questions to panels or speakers before or during the event. Please visit our portal website.