The Rules of Engagement for Insolvency Scenarios

16 January 2013 Chicago, IL Past Event

Location

Foley & Lardner
321 North Clark Street
Suite 2800
Chicago, IL

Contact Information

Katie Egan
kmegan@foley.com

Agenda

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Welcome and Greeting

8:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Presentations

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Roundtable Q&A and Lunch

Over the past several years, the futures industry has experienced a rash of high-profile bankruptcies of futures commission merchants: Sentinel Management Group, MF Global, and Peregrine Financial.

While the precipitating causes of the bankruptcies may vary, each insolvency has raised difficult customer protection issues, mired customers and their segregated funds in protracted bankruptcy proceedings, and spawned wide-ranging litigation. Foley has played a central role in each of these bankruptcies and its related litigation.

In the "Rules of Engagement" seminar, the Foley team will explain the current status of these cases, newly proposed customer protection rules, and the key issues affecting every futures industry participant. We also will explain how every futures industry member can take concrete steps to protect itself from the risks associated with these insolvency scenarios. Armed with the most current lessons learned in the insolvency battles, our clients will be better prepared for the next turn of events.

The topic to be covered are:

  • Picking Your Battles: Protecting Both Customers and Clearing Firms
    Presenters: Kathryn M. Trkla, Partner, Securities Enforcement & Litigation Practice, Foley & Lardner LLP; Geoffrey Goodman, Partner, Securities Enforcement & Litigation Practice, Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Reports From the Front: Sentinel, MF Global, and Peregrine
    Moderator: Thomas P. Krebs, Partner, Securities Enforcement & Litigation Practice, Foley & Lardner LLP

    Panelists: Kathryn M. Trkla, Partner, Securities Enforcement & Litigation Practice, Foley & Lardner LLP; Geoffrey Goodman, Partner, Securities Enforcement & Litigation Practice, Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Tactics and Strategy Moving Forward
    Moderator: Stephen P. Bedell, Partner, Securities Enforcement & Litigation Practice, Foley & Lardner LLP

    Panelists: Ron Filler, Professor of Law, New York University Law School; Rene Friedman, Vice President, Global Head of Legal & Compliance, INTL FCStone, Inc.; Tom Sexton, General Counsel, National Futures Association

There is no cost to participate in this program; however, pre-registration is required. For additional information, please contact Katie Egan at kmegan@foley.com.

Foley & Lardner LLP will apply for CLE credit after the program, wherever applicable. Foley & Lardner LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for California MCLE credits by the State Bar of California in the amount of three General credits. Foley & Lardner LLP is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider. Please note that participants must be in attendance on the date of the event; credit may not be obtained by viewing and/or listening to a program recording after the event.

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The Rules of Engagement for Insolvency Scenarios

Location

Foley & Lardner
321 North Clark Street
Suite 2800
Chicago, IL

Contact Information

Katie Egan
kmegan@foley.com

Agenda

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Welcome and Greeting

8:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Presentations

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Roundtable Q&A and Lunch