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An epublication of the Los Angeles County Bar Association
Volume 2, Number 2 • February 2011 • Archives of Past Issues
Business and Corporations Law Web page

Message from the Chair


The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act legislation imposes new rules and regulations on a broad spectrum of practitioners in the financial services industry. And, rule making in this area continues to take place. To bring you the latest on this legislation and its effects, we invite you to attend our next program - Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on Broker Dealer Regulation and Regulation of Investment Advisers - to be held February 24, 2011. Karol Pollock, Assistant Director from SEC's Los Angeles offices, will be speaking at the event. We hope to see you there.

We continue our attempts to bring you helpful and easy-to-access information through these pages. Please see information under the sections on SEC, DOC and Pro Bono matters below. We also invite you to join us on Facebook.


David C. Eisman, Section Chair

Events Completed

October 29, 2010: Annual Securities Regulation Seminar
Click HERE to see pictures of the event.

Elise Walter
SEC Commissioner Elisse B. Walter

December 15, 2010: Marvin Greene Award Ceremony & Social Networking

Honoree and Award Recipient: California State Controller John Chiang
Click HERE to see pictures.

John Chiang

January 18, 2011
Securities Arbitration: Current Developments

Events Coming Soon

February 24, 2011 (Noon)
Co-Sponsored by Corporate Law Department Section
Impact of the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act on Broker-Dealer Regulation and Regulation of Investment Advisers Includes Regulation of Advisers to Private Equity Funds, Venture Capital Funds, and Hedge Funds)
LACBA Offices
Karol L. Pollock, Assistant Director of the US Securities & Exchange Commission Los Angeles Regional Office
Mark T. Hiraide, Petillon Hiraide & Loomis LLP
Dan Smith, ACA Compliance Group
Click HERE to register.

March 16, 2011 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
IP Issues in Transactional Matters: The Top Ten Pitfalls in Dealing with Patent, Trademark, Copyright, Trade Secret and License Assets in Corporate Transactions Jeffer Mangels, Century City

May 6, 2011
Glendon Tremaine Symposium: What Transactional Lawyers Need to Know
Omni Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles

May, 2011
Tax Structuring in the M&A Context
LACBA Offices

June, 2011
Corporate Governance
LACBA Offices

October 27th and 28th, 2011
44th Annual Securities Regulation Seminar
Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles


Developments at the SEC

Want to know the latest on the Dodd-Frank Act and other developments at the SEC? The SEC's website at www.sec.gov provides most current updates on rule making and other important developments. Here are some helpful links:

Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: www.sec.gov/about/laws/wallstreetreform-cpa.pdf
Litigation Releases : www.sec.gov/litigation/litreleases.shtml
Proposed Rules: www.sec.gov/rules/proposed.shtml
Final Rules: www.sec.gov/rules/final.shtml
Administrative Proceedings : www.sec.gov/litigation/admin.shtml

Heard from California Department of Corporations

The DOC's Education and Outreach unit is partnering with libraries across the State to deliver financial literacy and investor education information to members of public. The DOC will also partner with the Department of Financial Institutions to promote California Financial Literacy Month (CFLM) in April by attending outreach events, speaking at schools and disseminating information via online and social media outlets. Follow the CFLM blog at http://caflm.blogs.ca.gov/

Pro Bono Corner

Several meaningful opportunities to offer pro bono legal services are available in Southern California region. These projects also provide the transactional attorneys opportunities to bring their in-depth expertise in consumer protection laws to the benefit of many who are otherwise unable to afford legal services. Our section encourages its members to volunteer their time. To find out more about current pro bono projects seeking attorneys, please check out the SoCal Pro Bono Center at www.probono.net/ca/socal/

Los Angeles County Bar Association
2010-11 Business & Corporate Law Section
Officers and Executive Committee Members

David Eisman

Vice Chair
Harumi Hata

Immediate Past-Chair
Robert Carlson


Mara Morner - Ritt

Theresa Leets

Co-Program Chair
Steven Stokdyk

Co-Program Chair
Natalie Maniaci

Marketing & Membership Chair
Rajnish Puri

Section Administrator
Kyan Coward

Law School Liaison, Therese Maynard
NASD Representative, David A. Greene
Calif. Dept. of Corporations Rep., Theresa Leets
Corporate Law Depts. Rep., Lois M. Jacobs
SEC Representative, Martin J. Murphy
SEC Representative, Rosalind R. Tyson
Large Firms, Richard S. Kolodny