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"Fundamentals of Investing in Public Companies"

A Special Half-Day Video Conference – Courtesy of Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

12:00 - 2:45 pm, eastern [video archive to follow; there will be no transcript for this half-day conference]

Thanks to Kirkland & Ellis, we are providing this half-day conference by video webcast to DealLawyers.com members so that they can learn the basics – as well as some advanced – practice pointers about investing in public companies. All of the speakers and moderators listed in the program below are Partners of Kirkland & Ellis LLP:

12:00 - 1:00 pm Investing Through the Public Stock Markets

Speakers: Keith Crow, Henry Kleeman, Carol Anne Huff

Three securities partners will analyze the regulation of purchasing shares of a publicly traded company’s stock in the market and describe how the technical rules applicable to those purchases become increasingly burdensome and complex as the investor seeks to acquire a larger stake in a target company.

1:00 - 2:00 pm Alternative Investments in Public Companies

Speakers: Gerald Nowak, Marc Kieselstein, Christopher Butler

Partners from the firm's corporate, restructuring and credit practices will describe the various alternative investments available to investors seeking a different level or type of exposure to a public company, whether through a PIPE transaction, a total return swap, a participation interest in a credit agreement or distressed debt.

2:00 - 2:45 pm Tactics of and Defenses Against Activist Shareholders

Speakers: Scott Falk, Peter Doyle, Robert Hayward

Two securities partners and a litigation partner will discuss the tactics used by activist shareholders and the defenses available to target companies, using real world examples as a backdrop to explain how the technical rules discussed in the first two panels are applied in practice.


Cost: As 2008 members of DealLawyers.com are able to attend this critical webcast at no charge, you need to renew or try a no-risk trial. The webcast cost for non-members is $595. You can renew or sign up for this no-risk trial online – or by fax or mail via this order form. If you need assistance, send us an email at info@deallawyers.com - or call us at 925.685.5111.

How to access the webcast program:  Visit www.deallawyers.com and click the link on the webcast. You need either Real Player or Windows Media to listen to the webcast.

What you can do if you can't access the live program: If you have a scheduling conflict or have problems accessing webcasts generally (due to firewalls, etc.), an audio archive of the webcast will be posted immediately after the program. There will be no text transcript for this program.