Conference Examines Complementary Roles of Public & Private Enforcement in Investor Recovery

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WHAT: A one-day conference, entitled Public & Private Securities Enforcement: Improving Recovery for Harmed Investors, hosted by Osgoode Hall Law School of York University and the Canadian Foundation for Advancement of Investor Rights (FAIR Canada).

The conference will bring together representatives of regulators, legal practitioners, academic experts (including four Osgoode professors) and investor-focused policy commentators to discuss the complementary roles of public enforcement by securities regulators and private enforcement through securities class actions and other means.

The keynote address at 8:40 a.m. by Monica Kowal, Vice Chair, Ontario Securities Commission, will be followed by seven panel discussions:
• Relationship between Public Regulatory Enforcement and Private Securities Class Actions;
• Investor Recovery Facilitated by Securities Regulators: An Analysis of the Canadian versus the SEC Experience;
• Jurisdictional Issues involving Foreign Investors, Foreign Exchanges and Foreign Public Companies;
• Harmed Investor, Speedy Recovery: Industry-Funded Investor Compensation Funds;
• The Impact of Whistleblower Programs on Investor Recovery;
• Achieving Efficient and Effective Settlements under the OSC’s New No-Contest Settlement Scheme;
• Recovery for Investors through Ombudservices.

Agenda and speakers’ list available online:http://issuu.com/osgooderesearch/docs/investor_recovery_conference_-_agen

WHEN: Monday, October 26, 2015, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Osgoode Professional Development Centre, 1 Dundas Street West, 26th Floor. (The program is eligible for 6 Substantive Hours towards the annual CPD requirement with the Law Society of Upper Canada.)


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Media Contact:
Virginia Corner, Communications Manager, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, 416-736-5820, vcorner@osgoode.yorku.ca