ICI’s annual Legal Forum gives law firms an opportunity to highlight their investment management expertise through brief 30-minute presentations followed by 15 minutes of Q&A/networking with attendees of the Institute’s General Membership Meeting (GMM), the Mutual Fund Compliance Programs Conference, and Operations and Technology Conference, as well as IDC’s Fund Directors Workshop. Only one presentation spot is left: May 23 from 11:15 a.m. to noon.

This year, all four meetings will run concurrently at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC, from Tuesday, May 22, to Thursday, May 24. The 10th annual Legal Forum will take place in the exhibit space for the conference, a popular destination for attendees. Presentation topics must be relevant to the investment management industry and must be approved by ICI’s GMM planning committee.

Please note that this opportunity will be available exclusively to law firms until March 20. After that, it will open to other types of firms.

Each firm that participates in the Legal Forum will receive one complimentary pass providing access to all four major events!


The cost of this opportunity is $3,500 per firm. Your firm and presentation title will be listed under the Legal Forum in the GMM program.

If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Pete Bockelman at 202-326-5914 or pete.bockelman@ici.org.


Wednesday, May 3
4:35–5:20 p.m. Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Business Continuity: Planning and What to Consider

Speakers: Joshua Deringer, Jillian Bosmann, and Mary Hansen

5:25–6:10 p.m. Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP

On the ETF Radar:  What’s New and What’s Next

Speakers: Michael Mundt and J. Stephen Feinour Jr.

6:15–7:00 p.m. Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Trends in SEC Examinations and Enforcement

Speakers: Jamie Walter and Aaron Schlaphoff

Thursday, May 4
11:55 a.m.–12:40 p.m. Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP

Where Are the Gatekeepers? The Need for Investment Firm Oversight of the Capital Markets

Speaker: Bruce W. Leppla
5:05–5:50 p.m. Goodwin Procter LLP

Selecting and Onboarding Directors: Preserving Board Culture and Integrating New Members

Speakers: Marco Adelfio and Paul Delligatti

5:55–6:40 p.m. Mayer Brown LLP

SEC Enforcement and Civil Litigation:  What Went Wrong and How You Can Avoid the Same Fate

Speakers: Amy Pershkow and Stephanie Monaco

6:45–7:30 p.m. eSecLending

Securities Lending:  An Evolving Tool for Shareholder Value Relating to Return, Financing, and Liquidity

Speakers: Craig Starble and Peter Bassler