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2010 Corporate Law Symposium

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The Globalization of Securities Regulation: Competition or Coordination?

After the enactment of Sarbanes-Oxley in 2002, influential voices in the business, political, and academic communities expressed concern that the U.S. markets were losing their competitive advantage. While a number of factors were identified as contributing to this decline, higher U.S. regulatory compliance costs and liability risks were, in particular, singled out. Regulators, in turn, considered proposals that would ease barriers to entry. The 2008 financial meltdown increased awareness of the interconnectedness of markets and the importance of a coordinated approach toward securities regulation. Thus, the Obama administration's Financial Regulatory Reform calls for raising international regulatory standards and improving international cooperation. As policy makers, regulators and academics consider proposals for regulatory reform, how will these considerations—competition and coordination—play out? (Download brochure)

Confirmed Speakers to date:

  • Robert B. Ahdieh, Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law
  • William Wilson Bratton, Peter P. Weidenbruch, Jr. Professor of Business Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Christopher Brummer, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Hannah Buxbaum, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research, Maurer School of Law, Indiana University-Bloomington
  • Eric C. Chaffee, Associate Professor and Chair, Project for Law & Business Ethics, University of Dayton School of Law
  • Andrea M. Corcoran, Principal, Align International, LLC (formerly, Director, Office of International Affairs, Commodity Futures Trading Commission)
  • Steven M. Davidoff, Associate Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law
  • James A. Fanto, Professor and Associate Director, Center of the Study of International Business Law, Brooklyn Law School
  • Eric J. Pan, Associate Professor of Law and Director, The Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Center on Corporate Governance, Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
  • Frederick Tung, Robert T. Thompson Professor of Law and Business, Emory University School of Law