Upcoming Programs & CLE

Securities and Finance Law Volunteer Attorneys Needed
The Office for Diversity Pipeline Initiatives is seeking attorneys with securities and finance law experience to participate as Advisor–Volunteers during the new Securities and Finance Law Seminar Series. Advisor–Volunteers will meet after each seminar with law students from underrepresented communities who are interested in a career in securities or finance law. For more information about the series or to volunteer, please visit the series' FAQ section or the program website or contact Gabrielle Brown, Director of the Diversity Pipeline Initiatives Program, at


Securities Litigation: Recent Trends Impacting Class Certification
Wednesday, February 6, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

The Financial Crisis and the "Revolving Door"
Tuesday, February 12, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Hot Topics in Bankruptcy Litigation 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Litigating Corporate Governance: Recent Developments in Shareholder Derivative Litigation
Thursday, February 28, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Hot Topics in SEC Enforcement Investigations: Investigations in a Time of Turmoil
Friday, March 8, 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Video Replay: The Ins & Outs of Recovering Assets Via Whistleblowers & Other Tipsters
Tuesday, March 26, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Recent Trends in Mortgage Backed Securities Litigation: Investor Claims & Defenses
Tuesday, April 16, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Corporate Compliance 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

10th Annual Institute on Tax Aspects of Mergers & Acquisitions: New Approaches for the Economic Recovery (Both days)
Thursday, April 25, 1:00 pm-6:30 pm (Thursday only)
Friday, April 26, 8:30 am-5:15 pm (Friday only)

Futures & Derivatives 2013: Regulations of Derivatives in a Post Dodd-Frank World
Monday, May 6, 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Missed a CLE Program? You Can Still Benefit! CLE Programs' CDs, DVDs and other course materials can be found on the website.

Non-Waiver of Privilege
In a letter to Congress, the Banking Law Committee expressed support for the enactment of S.3394, which would amend federal banking law to clarify that the submission of privileged information to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in the course of its supervisory or regulatory activities, or the sharing of information between the CFPB and other specified agencies, would not result in a waiver of the privilege as to any third party. These amendments, the letter notes, would serve to conform existing law to make it clear that the CFPB is included in privilege provisions already applicable to federal banking agencies and would ensure that there is a single, consistent standard for the treatment of privileged information submitted to all federal agencies that supervise banks and other financial institutions.

Attorney Compensation and Reimbursement of Expenses in Large Chapter 11 Cases
The Committee on Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization wrote to the Executive Office for U.S. Trustees, commenting on the draft guidelines for reviewing applications for compensation and reimbursement of expenses filed under 11 U.S.C. Section 330 by attorneys in large Chapter 11 cases. While commending the efforts of the UST Office and its analysis of the comments received [the Committee submitted comments in the earlier round], the Committee believes that certain of the provisions impose substantial burdens on professionals and those reviewing professionals’ retention and fee applications and costs to the estate without commensurate benefit to the bankruptcy estate.

Committee Involvement--It's Never too Late
Committees are how the City Bar’s work gets done. Working on a committee can give you great experience while opening up a number of career doors, some you may not even anticipate.

A full list of the City Bar committees along with a brief description of each and an application form can be found on the City Bar’s website. As a number of City Bar committees have more applicants than available slots, please consider applying to more than one committee.