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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 Faegre 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.

Event Dates/Location

The 2024 Garrett Institute will take place September 26-27, 2024 at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

Check-in will begin at 7:15 a.m. on Thursday, September 26, in the lobby of Thorne Auditorium, located at 375 East Chicago Avenue (MAP). Dress is business casual. Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day. 

Registration and Tuition

Regular tuition for in-house counsel is $599 per person. Regular tuition for firm attorneys/service providers is $1,000 per person. Early-bird discounts of $100 per registration will be applied to each of these registration types through August 15, 2024.

Groups of three or more* in-house counsel from the same company qualify for a discounted rate of $399 per person.

Registration in advance is preferred. On-site registration is available as space permits and requires an additional fee of $100 per registration. Registration is for both days of the program for one individual. Shared registration is not available. If you have not received an email confirmation prior to the start of the program, you are not considered registered. Please contact our office to verify.

*Registrations must be entered at the same time in order for discount to apply. If subsequent cancellations result in falling short of the registration quota required for discount, standard pricing will apply.

Registration willl CLOSE at 11:59 p.m. CT on Wednesay, September 18, 2024.

Course Materials

Course materials for each session will be distributed within 6Connex, our virtual event environment. Access instructions will be emailed to confirmed registrants approximately one week prior to the event. A help desk will be available for those needing assistance with accessing or downloading the materials.

Session Recordings

A select number of sessions will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing beginning October 10. Sessions being recorded are marked with an asterisk in the prorgram agenda. Participants may earn Illinois MCLE credit only for their participation. Those seeking credit in other states may request an Illinois certificate of attendance to use to self-apply.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel you may do so online, or submit written notice (email is acceptable), on or before September 12, 2024 in order to receive a full refund. A $250 administrative fee will be deducted from refunds on cancellations made from September 13-19. No refunds will be given for cancellations made after September 19, 2024.

Continuing Legal Education Credit

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

Each attendee will receive an attendance log at the event which must be submitted no later than October 11, 2024 in order to accommodate sponsor reporting deadlines. Submissions received after that date may not be eligible for credit.

Estimated credit hours are 11.75, including 1.0 of ethics, for states with a 60-minute credit hour or 14.1, with 1.2 of ethics, for those with a 50-minute credit hour. Questions about CLE may be directed to the Office of Professional and Continuing Legal Education at or by phone at (312) 503-8932.

Affiliate Program

Affiliates of the Garrett Institute are law firms and corporations that wish to better understand the issues impacting business today in a shared educational experience with colleagues, clients, and friends. This package includes discounted registrations and marketing benefits. Download our 2024 Affiliate Prospectus.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Showcase your organization to the corporate counsel community by taking advantage of our sponsorship opportunities. Our packages offer a variety of benefits including marketing, registration discounts, on-site visibility, and much more. Download our 2024 Sponsorship Prospectus.