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Courage, Compassion and Action: Promoting Diversity & Inclusion

Courage, Compassion and Action: Promoting Diversity & Inclusion

May 6, 2021

Kimberly Ellison-Taylor and Genna Garver are champions for diversity and inclusion. They talk with Chris & Kurt about actionable steps to promote diversity and inclusion in the accounting and legal professions.

SNEAK PEEK: Enforcement 2021: Perspectives from Government Agencies

SNEAK PEEK: Enforcement 2021: Perspectives from Government Agencies

April 22, 2021

The PLI program Enforcement 2021: Perspectives from Government Agencies offers a unique opportunity to hear directly from senior staff at various government agencies. Chris and Kurt get a sneak peek at the program from Co-Chairs Robert A. Cohen (Davis Polk), Joan E. McKown (Jones Day) and Richard D. Owens (Latham & Watkins).

 

Register here: https://www.pli.edu/programs/enforcement-perspectives-from-government-agencies?t=live

Is ESG About Value or Values? A Conversation with Commissioner Peirce

Is ESG About Value or Values? A Conversation with Commissioner Peirce

April 8, 2021

ESG investing and climate risk disclosure are hot topics at the SEC. Chris & Kurt sit down with Commissioner Hester Peirce to talk about materiality, the disclosure framework, and crafting the perfect speech title.

Cyber Risks and Regulation in 2021 and Beyond

Cyber Risks and Regulation in 2021 and Beyond

March 25, 2021

Chris and Kurt chat with cybersecurity regulatory and policy experts Chris Hetner and Robert Peak about cyberthreats that emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal and state cybersecurity regulatory landscape, and cybersecurity regulatory priorities in the Biden Administration

Securities North of the Border – Comparing US and Canadian Regulations & Enforcement

Securities North of the Border – Comparing US and Canadian Regulations & Enforcement

March 11, 2021

Chris and Kurt sit down with Larry Ritchie of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, and Stephanie Greenwald of RSM to talk about distinctions between US and Canadian securities regulation and enforcement, and how we should think about emerging cross-border issues.

MD&A, SPACs, ESG—Acronyms and More with George Wilson

MD&A, SPACs, ESG—Acronyms and More with George Wilson

February 25, 2021

Chris and Kurt chat with SEC Institute Director George Wilson about hot topics in the SECI’s quarterly newsletter, including leadership transitions at the SEC, MD&A and other disclosures in the time of COVID-19, SPACs, ESG and changes at the PCAOB.

 

How Does Billions Get It Right? Tricks of the Trade from the Show’s Technical Advisor

How Does Billions Get It Right? Tricks of the Trade from the Show’s Technical Advisor

February 11, 2021

Chris and Kurt chat with David Miller, a Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, who serves as a technical advisor to the writers of Showtime’s hit drama series Billions. David shares the experiences that qualify him to consult on the show and explains how the writers work tirelessly to “get it right.” He also answers tough questions like “Wags or Wendy” and “Taylor Mason or Dollar Bill.”

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From Capital Formation to Enforcement: Law Professors Share Their Take on President Biden’s SEC

From Capital Formation to Enforcement: Law Professors Share Their Take on President Biden’s SEC

January 28, 2021

SPACs, conflict minerals, ICOs, ESG, the STOCK Act, the FCPA and more . . . Chris and Kurt sit down with professors Karen Woody of the Washington & Lee University School of Law and James Park of the UCLA School of Law to discuss securities regulatory and enforcement trends that may develop in the Biden Administration.

On SECond Thought: Russ Ryan on SEC Enforcement

On SECond Thought: Russ Ryan on SEC Enforcement

January 14, 2021

Chris and Kurt chat with Russ Ryan about his popular newsletter On SECond Thought… and what he sees on the horizon for SEC enforcement. They also explore Russ’s reputation for playing hardball . . . in an adult baseball league.

A Few of Our Favorite Things: Podcasts You’ll Love

A Few of Our Favorite Things: Podcasts You’ll Love

December 30, 2020

On this episode of inSecurities, Chris and Kurt introduce you to a few of their favorite podcasts, including short interviews with Jeff Benjamin, co-host of The Investment News Podcast; Amber McKinney, co-host of the Law360’s Pro Say; Mandy Moody, host of ACFE’s Fraud Talk; and Andrew Jennings, host of the Business Scholarship Podcast. Tune in!

Link to episode on pli.edu: https://www.pli.edu/insecurities/episode-28

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