"Materiality: The Hardest Determination"

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

2:00 - 2:45 pm, eastern [archive and transcript to follow]

What keeps securities lawyers up at night? The challenging determination of what is considered "material" for disclosure purposes. This webcast will provide practical guidance about how best to make that determination, as well as looking at the determination after-the-fact (ie. the litigator's perspective). Join:

  • Linda Griggs, Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • John Huber, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting
  • Dave Lynn, Editor, TheCorporateCounsel.net and Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Erik Olson, Partner, Morrison & Forester LLP

Among the topics of this program are:

  • What types of situations most often are considered borderline material - and why?
  • What types of processes can companies have in place to help make materiality determinations? Who should be consulted in making that determination within - and outside - the company?
  • What should you be doing now to train your insiders to ensure that borderline material items get "bubbled up" so that experts can help determine whether disclosure is required?
  • How does the materiality determination look different in litigation compared to before the determination is made to not disclose information?


Cost: As 2011 members of TheCorporateCounsel.net are able to attend this critical webcast at no charge. If not yet a member, try a no-risk trial now. The webcast cost for non-members is $595. You can renew or sign up for a no-risk trial online - or by fax or mail via this order form. If you need assistance, send us an email at info@thecorporatecounsel.net - or call us at 925.685.5111.

How to access the webcast program:  Visit www.TheCorporateCounsel.net and click the link on the webcast. You need Windows Media to listen to the webcast. (Real Player will not work going forward).

What you can do if you can't access the live program: If you have a scheduling conflict or have problems accessing webcasts generally (due to firewalls, etc.), an audio archive of the webcast will be posted immediately after the program - and a text transcript of the program will be posted on TheCorporateCounsel.net about a week after the live webcast. We don't apply for CLE for any of our audio webcasts.