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Conference to examine whether U.S. laws and regulations have kept pace with market forces
University of Chicago Law School hosts invitation-only conference on globalization, M & A, and bankruptcy; judiciary and regulators to provide reactions

Oct. 19, 2007

The University of Chicago Law School is hosting a groundbreaking full-day conference examining whether U.S. laws and regulations are keeping up with market forces.  The conference is co-chaired by Thomas A. Cole of Sidley Austin LLP and Philip A. Gelston of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

The conference, “Have U.S. Laws and Regulations Kept Up With Market Forces?”,  is being held Nov. 1, 2007 at the University’s Gleacher Center, 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago. 

Participants include distinguished members of the judiciary, private practitioners, regulators, and academics, as well as leaders in the financial services and investment communities.

The all-day event will feature several expert-driven panels and include reactions from judges and regulators on the following topics:

  • U.S. Corporations and Capital Markets in the Global Economy: Do Post-Enron Corporate and Securities Laws Adversely Impact our Ability to Compete?
  • Do Current Laws Governing M&A Accommodate the New Era of Technology and of Private Equity, Hedge Funds and Other Alternative Asset Classes?
  • The Next Downturn: Will Current Corporate and Bankruptcy Law Concepts Work in the New Era of Debt Finance and Cross-Border Commerce?

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