SEC Compliance, Disclosure & Litigation Update

September 20, 2011

SEC Practice Complimentary Webinar 

McGuireWoods’ SEC practice group provides an informative discussion of securities law developments, as well as guidance on disclosure and litigation matters.

New Rules for Determining S-3 Eligibility
Jill Misage Webb & David L. Ronn, McGuireWoods LLP
An explanation of the SEC’s July 26, 2011, adoption of final rules to remove credit ratings as one of its allowances for companies without the requisite public float (such as subsidiary issuers) to use short-form or shelf registration on Form S-3 when registering securities for public sale.

Janus Capital Group v. First Derivative Traders
Adrienne J. Lawrence, McGuireWoods LLP

A discussion of the foundation and implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Janus.

CSX Corp. v. The Children’s Investment Fund Management (UK) LLP
David H. Pankey, McGuireWoods LLP
A discussion of the recent Second Circuit decision relating to CSX and The Children’s Investment Fund Management, which left unresolved the beneficial ownership implications of cash settled total return equity swaps under Exchange Act section 13(d) but provided guidance on group formation for purposes of Schedule 13D and the use of injunctive remedies for violations of section 13(d).

Update on the SEC’s Dodd-Frank Rulemaking Schedule
Meredith Sanderlin Thrower, McGuireWoods LLP
An update on the SEC’s Dodd-Frank rulemaking schedule.

Moderated by Karl M. Strait, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP