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NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 10, 2012

CONTACT: Kent Love, director of communications, 517-432-6959; kent.love@law.msu.edu

MSU Law Hosts Annual Midwest Securities Law Institute

East Lansing, MI — Michigan State University College of Law hosts leading financial industry experts to discuss current issues in securities regulation on Friday, October 12.

The 2012 Midwest Securities Law Institute brings together attorneys and financial industry professionals to receive updates from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), 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.

Topics include insider trading, SEC enforcement strategy, SEC “transactional” hot topics, broker-dealer arbitration and litigation, and developments in broker-dealer and investment advisor regulation. The luncheon speaker is Diane Bissell, deputy commissioner for the Securities Division at the State of Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation.

Elliot Spoon, assistant dean for career development and professor of law in residence at Michigan State 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.

For more information on the 2012 Midwest Securities Law Institute, visit www.law.msu.edu/securities.

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. Michigan State Law offers comprehensive interdisciplinary opportunities combined with a personalized legal education, and is 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 a commitment to educating 21st-century lawyers.

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Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane, Room 320
East Lansing, MI 48824
www.law.msu.edu


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