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ICI is pleased to present the Legal Forum, now in its tenth year. The Legal Forum provides a venue for law firms to showcase their investment management expertise through 30-minute presentations followed by 15 minutes of Q&A/networking with attendees of the 2018 General Membership Meeting (GMM), the Mutual Fund Compliance Programs Conference, the Operations and Technology Conference, and the Fund Directors Workshop.

All four meetings will run concurrently at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC, from Tuesday, May 22, to Thursday, May 24. The Legal Forum will take place in the Hilton’s Columbia Hall. Presentation topics must be relevant to the investment management industry and must be approved by ICI’s GMM planning committee.

Registration is now open, and is on a first-come, first-served basis for the first five law firms that register.


Please note that this opportunity will be available exclusively to law firms until March 15, when it will open to other types of firms.

Each firm that participates in the Legal Forum will receive one complimentary pass allowing 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.

2017 LEGAL FORUM PARTICIPANTS AND TOPICS

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