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October 14, 2011


MSU Law Hosts Annual Midwest Securities Law Institute

East Lansing, MI — Leading financial industry experts will gather at Michigan State University College of Law to discuss current issues in securities regulation on Friday, October 14.

The 2011 Midwest Securities Law Institute brings together attorneys and financial industry professionals to receive updates from the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and experts in securities law and litigation. The event is sponsored by the State Bar of Michigan’s Business Law Section.

This year’s Institute, “The SEC and Dodd-Frank After One Year,” examines the state of the industry since the 2010 Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The act sought to overhaul the nation’s financial system through increased accountability and transparency.

Elliot Spoon, assistant dean for career development and professor of law in residence at MSU Law, and Ann Arbor attorney Joseph Spiegel co-chair the Institute.

“We are pleased to welcome to MSU Law prominent regulators from the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, as well as experienced securities practitioners,” Spoon said. “We look forward to exploring recent developments in securities law, including the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act, the most sweeping regulatory reform legislation in many years.”

The luncheon speaker will be Zachary Schram, counsel to Senator Carl Levin’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and co-author of the subcommittee’s report on “Wall Street and the Financial Crisis: Anatomy of a Financial Collapse.”

For more information on the 2011 Midwest Securities Law Institute, visit

Michigan State University College of Law, a leading institution of legal education with a long history of educating practice-ready attorneys, prepares future lawyers to use ethics, ambition, and intellect to solve the world’s problems. As one of only a few private law schools affiliated with a major research university, MSU Law offers comprehensive interdisciplinary opportunities combined with a personalized legal education. After 100 years as a private and independent institution, the affiliation with MSU has put the Law College on an upward trajectory of national and international reputation and reach. MSU Law professors are gifted teachers and distinguished scholars, its curriculum is rigorous and challenging, and its facility is equipped with the latest resources—all affirming MSU Law’s commitment to educating 21st-century lawyers.


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