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Peter I. Altman, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP to Speak at TKG’s Event

New York, NY, February 01, 2017 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Peter I. Altman, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “The Revamped SEC Administrative Enforcement Process: Balancing Out a Lopsided Warfare Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for March 01, 2017 from 3:00pm – 4:30pm (ET).

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About Peter I. Altman

Peter I. Altman’s practice focuses on representing investment management firms, private and public companies, and individuals in white collar and other government enforcement and regulatory matters, internal investigations and complex commercial litigation. He also advises clients on a broad range of regulatory compliance and corporate governance issues. Mr. Altman has extensive experience with matters involving federal securities and commodities laws. Mr. Altman previously served as senior counsel in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Enforcement, where he led the agency’s enforcement efforts as lead counsel in several investigations, including those designated with national-priority status. During his tenure at the SEC, Mr. Altman litigated a case in the SEC’s administrative forum. Mr. Altman was also a member of the Division of Enforcement’s selective national Market Abuse Unit, which investigates market structure and manipulation, dark pools and complex insider trading schemes.

About Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

The securities enforcement and litigation practice of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is one of the premier practices of its kind in the United States. A national team of experienced and highly qualified lawyers has achieved great results over many years in helping clients navigate securities-related investigations and litigation. Our clients include leading public companies and their officers and directors, as well as many of the country’s largest and most sophisticated hedge funds and private equity funds, broker-dealers, investment banks and public accounting firms. We routinely represent clients—including companies and individuals based in the United States and around the world—in investigations conducted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), self-regulatory organizations such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and state regulators.

Event Synopsis:

In this live webcast, a panel of key thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will give an overview of the new rule amendments, an analysis of their advantages and a critique of their shortcomings that could form the basis of renewed due process challenges.

Key topics include:
- Background on administrative proceedings, including
- Overview of the forum and the administrative law judges (ALJs) who oversee the hearings
- Similarities and differences to federal court jury trial
- Recent expansions to the jurisdiction of the forum under Dodd-Frank
- Recent challenges to the constitutionality of ALJ hiring process based on Appointments Clause
- Circuit split resulting from post-hearing challenges
- Possible Supreme Court review and revisiting of Free Enterprise Fund v. PCAOB
- Recent amendments to the SEC Rules of Practice, including additional pre-hearing discovery
- Possible adjustments to use of the forum under new SEC leadership
- Defense strategies for success in administrative proceedings

About The Knowledge Group /The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group 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:
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