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"The Latest on Fairness Opinions"

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

2:00 - 2:45 pm, eastern [archive and transcript to follow]

Course Materials: Recent Cases & Other Considerations

Course Materials: The Role of Investment Banker

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With new cases impacting fairness opinion practices, the dynamics—and processes—of preparing fairness opinions have been changing. Join these experts as they explore the latest trends and developments in this area:

  • Kevin Miller, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP (moderator)
  • Steve Kotran, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • Stuart Rogers, Director & Counsel, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
  • Chris Croft, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey

Among the topics of this program are:

  • How should (and do) boards use fairness opinions?
  • Recent case law regarding fairness opinions and investment banking conflicts of interest
  • Dealing with contingent fee conflicts
  • Recent developments regarding SEC Staff comments on fairness opinion disclosure
  • What are the latest issues raised by SEC Staff comments regarding fairness opinion disclosure?
  • Continuing implications of FINRA rules on fairness opinion disclosure and procedures

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