New York, NY, July 22, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Elaine C. Greenberg, Partner with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Municipal Bonds: Maximizing Opportunities and Minimizing Risks in 2015 & Beyond.” This event is scheduled for November 18, 2015 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).
For further details, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/event_name/municipal-bonds-maximizing-opportunities-and-minimizing-risks-in-2015-beyond-live-webcast/
About Elaine C. Greenberg
Elaine C. Greenberg, a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, is a member of the firm’s Securities Litigation, Investigations and Enforcement Group. Ms. Greenberg’s practice focuses on securities and regulatory investigations and enforcement actions, securities litigation, public finance, and white collar and corporate investigations. She has represented underwriters, broker-dealers, issuers, municipal advisors, former public company officers, and others. Ms. Greenberg has more than 27 years of securities law experience and possesses deep institutional knowledge of SEC policies, practices, and procedures. As a Senior Officer in the SEC’s Enforcement Division, she served in dual roles as Associate Director for the Philadelphia Regional Office where she oversaw the SEC’s enforcement program for the Mid-Atlantic region, and as the first National Chief of the Specialized Unit for Municipal Securities and Public Pensions, where she was responsible for building and maintaining a nation-wide unit, and oversaw the SEC’s enforcement efforts in the U.S.’s municipal securities and public pension marketplaces.
About Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is a leading global law firm with a particular focus on serving companies in the technology, energy and financial sectors. It is recognized worldwide for delivering the highest-quality, commercially-oriented legal advice and for its culture of innovation and collaboration. Founded in San Francisco a century and a half ago, Orrick today is named by Law360 as one of the “Global 20” leading firms. Its platform offers clients a distinctive combination of local insight and global reach across 25 offices. Orrick is recognized by Chambers Global for strengths across 43 transactional, litigation and regulatory practice areas in the United States, Asia and Europe. Orrick practices in five core areas: Corporate, Energy & Infrastructure, Finance, Intellectual Property and Litigation.
Recent defaults, bankruptcies and fiscal challenges have raised concerns regarding the security and credit worthiness of municipal bonds. The City of Detroit’s financial collapse in 2013 directly affected the municipal bond market in this manner.
Historically, the risks associated with municipal bonds have been largely controlled by tax policies and interest rates and generally have been relatively low. Overall, municipal bonds have tended to be perceived as more secure investments than corporate bonds and other types of securities. Although municipal bonds have generally provided lower interest rates (yields), their favorable taxation treatment has made them highly-attractive investments.
However, recent developments and trends have called into question this traditional view of the municipal bond market, raising issues concerning the risks of these investments. There has been an increase in litigation, including enforcement proceedings and actions, as a result of the heightened scrutiny of the market by the SEC and other regulators. Understanding and assessing the risks is critical in order to minimize exposure and maximize the benefits associated with municipal bonds.
In this two-hour, live webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will review the historical trends in the municipal bond market; discuss current developments, key issues and challenges facing the market; discuss current risks, and increased litigation and regulatory scrutiny and enforcement; and explain how market participants can take steps to maximize opportunities and minimize risks.. The panel of speakers will provide insight into the market trends and regulatory and litigation issues for bond issuers, broker-dealers, advisors, and legal counsel.
Topics that will be covered in this course are:
− Historical Trends in the Municipal Bond Market
− Current Developments and Updates
− Key Issues and Challenges Facing the Market
− Current Risks and Opportunities
− Litigation, Regulatory Scrutiny and Enforcement
− Best Practices to Mitigate Risk
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group, LLC was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/