Recent Events

Collision at the Courthouse

The Bankruptcy Law Section and the Securities Law Section teamed up with the EDNY and SDNY Chapters on March 28, 2017 for a special CLE event. The program consisted of 4 90-minute sessions that addressed numerous key issues at the intersection of securities and bankruptcy law.

After the “Collision at the Courthouse” event, the Honorable Nicholas G. Garaufis was honored.  The Honorable Ramon A. Reyes presented Judge Garaufis with the Award for Excellence in Jurisprudence, which paid tribute to Judge Garaufis’ outstanding service to the federal courts and specifically to the area of securities law.  For additional information, see here

Attendees at lunch listen to Philip Anker speak on safe harbor issues in bankruptcy cases   

Charles Niemeier, chair of the Securities Law Section and Partner, Williams & Connolly, LLP

Luncheon speaker Philip Anker with Wilmer Hale discussed safe harbor issues arising in bankruptcy cases with securities law issues

Panel comparing federal receiverships to bankruptcies – from left to right: Alistaire Bambach; Sharon Cohen Levin; Richard A. Kirby; Lisa L. Lambert

Panel discussing parallel/overlapping civil and/or criminal enforcement actions – from left to right – Alistaire Bambach; Melanie L. Cyganowski

The Honorable Ramon A. Reyes presents Judge Garaufis with the Award for Excellence in Jurisprudence

The Honorable Nicholas G. Garaufis gave remarks after receiving Award for Excellence in Jurisprudence

The Securities Law Section of the FBA presented the program "Understanding the SEC’s Changing Role in Mutual Fund Regulation" on November 1, 2011 along with the Committee on Broker-Dealer Regulation and SEC Enforcement of the DC Bar. The event, arranged by K & L gates and the Institutional Investor Intelligence’s Fund Director Intelligence, helped industry participants better understand the SEC’s perspectives and challenges. Panelists included Douglas Scheidt, Associate Director and Chief Counsel of the SEC’s Division of Investment Management, Robert Kaplan, Co-Chief of the Asset management Unit of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, Eric Purple, Partner at K & L Gates in Washington D.C., Stephen Crimmins, Partner at K & L Gates, Hillary Jackson, Managing Editor of Fund Director Intelligence, and moderated by Paulita Pike, Partner at K & L Gates.


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