Mr. Burns and Ms. Gray joined high level SEC and other government officials for the annual conference, which briefed European financial services practitioners on how the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission administers and enforces the U.S. securities laws.
On September 15 and 16, Willkie partners Jim Burns and Elizabeth Gray participated on key panels at the SEC Regulation Outside the United States – ThinkIn 2020 conference, which was conducted virtually this year. Mr. Burns also served as Co-Chair of the conference.
The annual conference briefed European financial services practitioners on how the SEC administers and enforces the U.S. securities laws. Current and former senior SEC officials and other regulatory experts guide attendees through the nuances of current and pending U.S. regulation and legislation. The conference addressed the 2020 election, Coronavirus, Brexit, new investment adviser advertising rules, the end of the adviser registration moratorium, new FCPA priorities, and a new private placement regime, among other pressing topics.
On September 15, Mr. Burns participated on a panel entitled “The Markets and SEC and CFTC Developments,” for a discussion with Emily Westerberg Russell, Chief Counsel, Division of Trading & Markets, SEC and Dorothy DeWitt, Director of the Division of Market Oversight - U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He also moderated fireside chats with Brett Redfearn, Director, Division of Trading & Markets, SEC and with Dalia Blass Director, Division of Investment Management, SEC on September 15 and 16, respectively.
On September 16, Ms. Gray was joined on the “Enforcement” panel by Stephanie Avakian, Director, Division of Enforcement, SEC and Therese Chambers, Director of Enforcement - Retail and Regulatory Investigations - Financial Conduct Authority.
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