“Internal Compliance Examinations (Large Firms)” Panel, NSCP 2008 National Membership Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
These days an attorney can get away with not knowing what a bit, byte, or gig is, but no longer can a Florida lawyer meet his or her professional obligation of competent representation without knowing the basic characteristics of electronic data. This article provides an introduction to the technology of electronic data in the context of recent court decisions and suggests some easy methods for avoiding common and often costly pitfalls related to electronic technology.
"Fraud in Markup: An Unusual SEC Decision," The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation.
(co-authored with Timothy H. Irons) - The Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32) introduced new statewide goals for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The following year, Senator Robert Dutton’s lesser-known GHG bill SB 97 was passed. SB 97 does two things -- it directs the Office of Planning and Research (OPR) to develop guidelines for reducing or eliminating GHG emissions and protects infrastructure projects funded by voter-approved bonds from legal attack based on noncompliance with AB 32. Although the AB 32 exemption provided by SB 97 expires Jan. 1, 2010, the guidelines prepared by OPR and adopted by the state Resources Agency may pose significant, long-lasting changes to the environmental review and approval of projects throughout California.
SIFMA Compliance and Legal Division 40th Annual Seminar, Grande Lakes, Orlando, Florida, “Corporate Governance” Panel
Auction Rate Securities: Probes, Arbitrations and Lawsuits, SIFMA-CL 40th ANNUAL SEMINAR BROCHURE, March 30-April 2, 2008.