Thursday, April 26, 2007
The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) announced today that U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey (D-PA) and former Securities and Exchange Commissioner Harvey J. Goldschmid will be the featured speakers at its May 8 Public Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. Under the banner, “Because Every Investor Deserves Protection,” this year’s conference will showcase investor protection issues of concern to both state securities regulators and the securities industry, NASAA President and Alabama Securities Commission Director Joseph P. Borg said. The conference will be held at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1227 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. in Washington, D.C.
Following Senator Casey’s address, NASAA will sponsor a Public Policy Forum entitled “Investor Protection Through Effective Enforcement and Regulation” to showcase how strong and effective regulation enhances the strength of our nation’s capital markets. The panel, to be moderated by Arizona Securities Director Matthew J. Neubert, will feature: Edmund Mierzwinski, Consumer Program Director, U.S. Public Interest Research Group; Damon Silvers, General Counsel, AFL-CIO; Bryan Lantagne, Director of the Massachusetts Securities Division; Ira Hammerman, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA); and Jake Zamansky, principal, Zamansky & Associates.
The Forum will be followed by a luncheon keynote address by Columbia University law professor and former SEC Commissioner Goldschmid.