On May 20, 2010, the U.S. Senate passed comprehensive financial reform legislation. The Senate and House bills will now go to conference. We expect the Senate bill to have a significant impact on the final legislation. Join McGuireWoods for an informative session on the securities law implications of the Senate financial services reform package. In addition to explaining the securities regulatory impact of the Senate bill, we’ll compare the important differences between the Senate and House bills and discuss potential conference outcomes.
OVERVIEW – Explanation of the Senate bill’s major provisions and a comparison of the Senate and House bills on significant matters, process, prospects and timing.
Terry Haines, McGuireWoods Consulting, Washington, D.C.
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE – Discussion of the Senate bill’s provisions that impact public corporations generally (i.e., proxy access, majority vote rule for director elections), as well as provisions affecting private placements of securities.
Janie Sellers, McGuireWoods, Charlotte, N.C.
COMPENSATION – Analysis of the Senate bill sections impacting executive compensation and compensation-related disclosures for public companies (i.e., say-on-pay advisory votes).
Jeff Capwell, McGuireWoods, Charlotte, N.C.
Will Tysse, McGuireWoods, Washington, D.C.
OTC DERIVATIVES – Overview of the new regulatory structure for over-the-counter derivatives.
Karl Strait, McGuireWoods, Richmond, VA
HEDGE FUNDS & INVESTOR PROTECTION – Explanation of the Senate bill sections affecting hedge funds and advisors to hedge funds (registration and reporting for hedge fund advisors, exemptions for venture capital and private equity fund advisors, SBIC, family office and offshore advisors), as well as the “Volcker Rule,” broker-dealer provisions and certain investor protection provisions contained in the Senate bill.
David Pankey, McGuireWoods, Washington, D.C.
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