26th Annual Corporate and Securities Law Seminar

The Milwaukee Chapter of the Society for Corporate Governance presents a seminar on

SEC Developments, Proxy Trends and Corporate Governance Update
Corporate Compliance: Current Corporate Compliance Issues and Related Legal Developments


Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Time: 745 am - 1:30 pm

Location: The Pfister Hotel, 424 East Wisconsin Avenue, Wilwaukee, WI 53202

A block of guest rooms has been reserved at The Pfister until October 1, 2017 at a rate of $192 per night (or $222 for a suite). Call the hotel at 414-273-8222 and refer to the seminar to make a reservation. 

Parking is available in the Pfister parking structure; the entrance is on East Mason street on the north side of the hotel.

CLE Credit: Wisconsin and Illinois CLE credit will be applied for. Last year's seminar of equal length was approved for 3.5 credit hours in Wisconsin and 3.0 hours in Illinois.

Fees: The registration fee includes lunch at The Pfister Hotel. Attendance may be limited by the physical accommodations, so early registration is recommended. The registration fee is $125 for Society members and $150 for non-members. For persons who wish to attend on the the luncheon, the cost is $50 per person.



7:45 - 8:35  Registration - Continental Breakfast
8:35 - 8:45

Welcoming Remarks

William Werner, President of the Milwaukee Chpater

Luke Vander Linden, Vice President, Membership & Business Development, Society for Corporate Governance

8:45 - 10:15                                     

SEC Developments, Proxy Trends and Corporate Governance Update

This panel will discuss new SEC disclosure rules, proxy trends and issues that should be considered in connection with meetings of shareholders, preparation of Disclosure documents, shareholder and investor relations, maintaining an appropriate governance profile and compliance with applicable SEC and stock exchange requirements, including:

  • What to expect for 2018 regarding: predominant subjects and trends in shareholder proposals; significant changes in institutional investor and proxy advisory firm areas of interest and voting policies; proxy disclosure matters on which the SEC is likely to focus;
  • SEC rules and guidance on non-GAAP financial measures;
  • Interacting productively with proxy advisory firms and shareholders; avoiding/responding to negative voting recommendations;
  • New SEC rules and current topics relating to executive compensation, including: preparing for disclosure of the ratio of CEO pay to median employee pay; improving pay-for-performance disclosure;
  • Dealing with cybersecurity, climate change and political contribution disclosure issues;
  • Year 5 of conflict minerals reporting;
  • Board Diversity and related disclosures
  • Action items, practical considerations, best practices and compliance tips
  • Questions and Answers


» Jessica Lochmann Allen, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

» Martin P. Dunn, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

» Peter Kimball, Executive Director, Head of Advisory Services, ISS Corporate Solutions

» David M. Lynn, Partner, Jenner & Block LLP

    10:15 - 10:35 Break
    10:30 - Noon

    Corporate Compliance: Current Corporate Compliance Issues and Related Legal Developments

    This panel will discuss current corporate compliance issues and trends, and related topics, including:

    • The role of the board in the compliance function;
    • Best practices related to corporate compliance and related governance issues
    • Applicable legal standards and recent legal developments
    • The role of in-house counsel in the compliance function
    • How to prepare for crisis, including enforcement actions from regulators


    » Jonathan Hackbarth, Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP

    » Patricia M. Hutter, Vice president, Deputy General Counsel - Corporate Affairs, UW Health

    » Jeffrey J. LaValle, Associate General Counsel, Rexnord Corporation



    Luncheon speaker, Gregory S. Marcus, President & Chief Executive Officer of The Marcus Corporation, will speak about the story of the Marcus Corporation and its role in the future of Milwaukee



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    Online registration required credit card payment at time of registration. To register with a check payment, please use this form.

    Mail completed registration form(s) together with a check for the registration fee, payable to MILWAUKEE CHAPTER, Society for Corporate Governance. Mail to Alena Martinez, Quarles & Brady LLP, 411 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4426, OR email Alena and bring your check to the seminar.

    Transferability: A registration may be transferred to another person upon notice.

    Cancellation Policy: Full refund if notice of cancellation is received no later than October 15, 2017.

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