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MSU College of Law

October 8, 2013

CONTACT: Kent Love, director of communications, 517-432-6959;

MSU Law Hosts Annual Midwest Securities Law Institute

NOTE: The 2013 Midwest Securities Law Institute was cancelled as a result of the SEC’s inability to participate due to the government shutdown.

Michigan State University College of Law hosts leading financial industry experts to discuss current issues in securities regulation. The event will be held in the Castle Board Room at the Law College Building on Friday, October 11, 2013.

 The 2013 Midwest Securities Law Institute brings together attorneys, corporate counsel, arbitrators, 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 developments in broker-dealer and investment adviser regulation, broker-dealer arbitration and litigation, SEC enforcement, SEC “transactional” hot topics, and State of Michigan investigations and enforcement.

The luncheon speaker is Patricia Geoghegan, acting special master for TARP Executive Compensation, U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Additional speakers include:

  • Jennifer McCarthy, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Kris Easter, O’Melveny & Myers
  • Hugh H. Makens, Warner, Norcross & Judd
  • Raymond W. Henney, Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn
  • Felicia Fox, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
  • Gary M. Saretsky, Saretsky Hart Michaels & Gould
  • Anthony V. Trogan, Anthony V. Trogan PLLC
  • John A. Hubbard, Hubbard Snitchler & Parzianello
  • Benjamin P. Edwards, MSU College of Law
  • John Birkenheier, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Chicago Regional Office
  • David J. Van Havermaat, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, L.A. Regional Office
  • Richard E. Zuckerman, Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn
  • Martin Dunn, O’Melveny & Myers
  • Mark A. Metz, Dykema Gossett
  • Peter Sugar, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss
  • Lindsay DeRosia, Corporations, Securities and Commercial Licensing Bureau, State of Michigan
  • Joseph H. Spiegel, Joseph H. Spiegel PC
  • Clarence L. Pozza Jr., Miller Canfield
  • Mark L. Kowalsky, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss

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.

For more information on the 2013 Midwest Securities Law Institute, visit


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