Shearman And Sterling

Event January 30 - Feb 01, 2023

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law 50th Annual Securities Regulation Institute

  • Coronado, CA

The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law hosted its 50th Annual Securities Regulation Institute from January 30, 2023 – February 1, 2023. During the three-day event, attendees learned from regulators who write new regulations, judges who interpret the law to resolve complex disputes and prominent practitioners who guide their clients through the maze of new legislation, regulations and jurisprudence. The conference was designed for securities practitioners, outside and in-house counsel, compliance officers, regulators, investment bankers and securities dealers.

Adam Hakki, Global Managing Partner and Head of the Firm’s Litigation Practice and Disputes Unit, moderated a panel titled, “Securities Class Action and Shareholder Litigation: Key Developments and a View From All Angles,” on February 1, 2023. The panel discussed the following topics:

  • Securities class actions: opinion and scheme liability, ESG, short seller reports, direct listings, federal forum provisions, crypto and more
  • SPAC litigation: federal securities and Delaware Chancery litigation trends, impact of proposed SEC Rule
  • M&A and governance litigation: busted deals, 220 Demands, Caremark and demand excusal trends, ESG and more
  • A 360-degree view: plaintiff, defendant, recent judiciary, and D&O coverage: what's on our minds and what's coming

Lona Nallengara, Global Head of the Corporate Business Unit and partner in the Firm’s Capital Markets practice, spoke on a panel titled, “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Securities Law but Were Never Given the Chance to Ask,” on February 1, 2023.