February 1, 2011
Webcast: The Changing World of Securities Regulation
In my last post, I referred to a speech by John Coffee in a symposium at Case Western Reserve College of Law, The Changing World of Securities Regulation. The symposium was in October, but I only recently got a chance to watch it. If you haven’t seen it, it’s available as a webcast and it's worth watching.
I think the most interesting part of the symposium is a dispute between Renee Jones, who was on the symposium’s first panel, and David Becker, who was on the second panel. Jones, an Associate Professor at Boston College Law School, argues that the revolving door between the SEC and private industry/law firms is at least partially responsible for the SEC’s enforcement difficulties—in essence, that SEC lawyers are pulling their punches. Becker, General Counsel and Senior Policy Director at the SEC, discards his prepared remarks and spends his entire time in a lengthy, impromptu defense of the SEC and its personnel.
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