MSU College of Law

Hugh Makens

Adjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 368
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

Hugh Makens has been involved in the securities industry for more than 35 years as an attorney, regulator and adviser. He was a director at the Michigan Corporation & Securities Bureau for the Michigan Department of Commerce (1972-1978) and a trial attorney with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (1966-1972). For more than 35 years he has represented broker-dealers, investment advisers, issuers, regulatory authorities and industry professionals regarding compliance with securities regulatory requirements, investigations and regulatory proceedings. He is the former chair of the firm's Broker-Dealer and Investment Adviser Law and Regulation Practice Group. He is an adjunct professor of securities law at Michigan State University College of Law and a member of the Lexis/Nexis Securities Board of Editors.

J.D. 1964, Northwestern University School of Law; B.S.B.A. 1961, cum laude, Michigan Technological University

  • Current Issues in Securities Regulation
    (Formerly LAW 503) This course will address current issues in securities regulation including: evolving market structures; broker-dealer regulation and inter-relationships with brokerage firms, issuers and customers; investment adviser regulation; advanced issues in private placement; recent developments in SEC investigations, enforcement proceedings and related criminal actions; public company regulation; and professional obligations for attorneys and accountants.

Illinois, Michigan