October 9, 2012

Today: “Say-on-Pay Workshop: 9th Annual Executive Compensation Conference”

Today is the “Say-on-Pay Workshop: 9th Annual Executive Compensation Conference”; yesterday was the “7th Annual Proxy Disclosure Conference” – and the video archive of that Conference is already posted. Note you can still register to watch online by using your credit card and getting an ID/pw kicked out automatically to you without having to interface with our staff. Both Conferences are paired together; two Conferences for the price of one.

How to Attend by Video Webcast: If you are registered to attend online, just go to the home page of or to watch it live or by archive (a prominent link called “Enter the Conference Here” on the home pages of those sites will take you directly to today’s Conference (and on the top of that Conference page, you will select a link matching the video player on your computer: Windows Media or Adobe Flash Player).

Remember to use the ID and password that you received for the Conferences (which may not be your normal ID/password for or If you are experiencing technical problems, follow these webcast troubleshooting tips. Here is today’s Conference Agenda; times are Central.

How to Earn CLE Online: Please read these FAQs about Earning CLE carefully to see if that is possible for you to earn CLE for watching online – and if so, how to accomplish that. Remember you will first need to input your bar number(s) and that you will need to click on the periodic “prompts” all throughout each Conference to earn credit. Both Conferences will be available for CLE credit in all states except for a few – but hours for each state vary; see the CLE list for each Conference in the FAQs.

M&A Lawyers and New Careers

In this podcast, Chuck Nathan of RLM Finsbury discusses his big life change, including:

– Why did you make the move?
– What will you be doing?
– How has the practice of law in M&A evolved over the years?

US Supreme Court to Decide Potential Landmark Case on Application of Statute of Limitations to SEC Civil Penalties

As noted in this Akin Gump alert, in Gabelli v. SEC, No. 11-1274, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to determine whether the “discovery rule,” the concept that a statute of limitations is tolled until the underlying harm is discovered, applies to SEC enforcement actions seeking civil penalties.

– Broc Romanek