Thursday, October 13, 2011
The SEC announced the agenda and panelists for its Roundtable on the Execution, Clearance and Settlement of Microcap Securities, to be held on October 17, 2011.
Panel 1 — Compliance Challenges Associated with Microcap Securities
Moderator: Peter Curley, Associate Director, Division of Trading and Markets.
Claire Santaniello — Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer, Pershing
Mihal Nahari — Chief Compliance Officer, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (“DTCC”)
Thomas Merritt — Senior Managing Director, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Knight Capital Group
Steven Nelson — Chairman, Continental Stock Transfer and Trust Company
Marvin Pickholz — Partner, Duane Morris
Brian Lebrecht — Founder, The Lebrecht Group, APLC
David Chapman — Director, Department of Market Regulation, FINRA
Panel 2 — Anti-Money Laundering Monitoring
Moderator: Sarah Green, Bank Secrecy Act Specialist for the Office of Market Intelligence
Betty Santangelo — Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel
Susan DeSantis — Managing Director and Deputy Chief Compliance Officer, DTCC
Lynne Johnston — US Head of Anti-Money Laundering Compliance, RBC Capital Markets
Harold Crawford — Global Director of Anti-Money Laundering & Sanctions, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
Aaron Fox — Managing Director, IPSA International Inc.
Jeff Horowitz — Managing Director and Chief Anti-Money Laundering and OFAC Officer, Pershing
Bill Park — Director, FINRA Department of Enforcement
Panel 3: Potential Changes to the Regulatory Framework Concerning Microcap Securities
Moderator: John Polise, Associate Director, Office of Compliance, Inspections and Examinations.
David Feldman — Partner, Richardson & Patel LLP
Susan Merrill — Partner, Bingham McCutchen
Chris Stone— Vice President of Equity Products, FINRA
Susan Grafton — Of Counsel, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Walter Van Dorn — Partner, SNR Denton US LLP
R. Cromwell Coulson — President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, OTC Markets Group