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Editor: Eric C. Chaffee
Univ. of Toledo College of Law

Monday, May 21, 2012

SEC Historical Society Upcoming Events

Here are some upcoming events at the SEC Historical Society that may be of interest to readers.  They are webcast at the Society's website.

A Creative Irritant: Upcoming Broadcast on June 7th at noon

"A Creative Irritant: The Relationship between the SEC and Accounting Standard Setters." 
Moderated by George Fritz, curator of The Adkerson Gallery, the presenters will include:
• Dennis Beresford, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia and former Chairman, Financial Accounting Standards Board;
• Edmund Jenkins, former Chairman, Financial Accounting Standards Board, and retired partner, Arthur Andersen & Co.; and
• Clarence Sampson, former SEC Chief Accountant.
The program will be preceded by a State of the SEC Historical Society address by Robert J. Kueppers, 2012-13 President; and remarks on the tenth anniversary of the virtual museum and archive of the history of financial regulation by Carla Rosati, Society Executive Director and founder of the museum.
The live video broadcast will be free and accessible worldwide without prior registration.
Looking Back: 30th Anniversary of Regulation D

The thirtieth anniversary of the enactment of Regulation D comes simultaneously with the passage of the Jumpstart our Business Startups (Jobs) Act, which has been criticized for potentially exposing investors to fraud.
The enactment of Regulation D in 1982 addressed the issue of the cost of capital formation by setting out safe harbors from '33 Act registration for private and limited offerings. For a look back at Regulation D, listen to:
• Oral histories interviews with Mary "Mickey" Beach, Edward Greene, William Morley, Richard Rowe and Carl Schneider.
• Programs on Safe Harbors (March 30, 2004), Cross-Border Regulation (September 20, 2005), and the SEC Division of Corporation Finance (February 24, 2009).

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