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"Evolution of the SEC's OMA"

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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

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The SEC's Division of Corporation Finance has an "Office of Mergers & Acquisitions." The Office has evolved over the years. Join this group of former Chiefs of this Office for a historical look:

  • Michele Anderson, Associate Director, SEC's Division of Corporation Finance
  • Brian Breheny, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Cathy Dixon, Partner, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • Dennis Garris, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP
  • David Sirignano, Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Ted Yu, Chief, Office of Mergers & Acquisitions, SEC's Division of Corporation Finance

Among the topics of this program are:

  • How did you wind up at the SEC?
  • What was the composition of the OMA office back then?
  • How did the office interact with the operation groups? (eg. number of filings processed, the process itself)
  • What were the main issues of the day?
  • What were your favorite parts of the job?
  • Your least favorite?
  • What was the biggest innovation in the office during your time?


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