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The Rock Center and the SEC's San Francisco Regional Office present, "The Silicon Valley Initiative: Protecting Investments in Pre-IPO Issuers"

5:00 - 5:45 pm: Networking reception5:45 - 7:30 pm: Opening keynote remarks by Chair White, followed by a panel discussionPaul Brest Hall, Munger Graduate Residences
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On March 31, 2016, Stanford’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance, in coordination with the SEC’s San Francisco Regional Office, is hosting “The Silicon Valley Initiative: Protecting Investments in Pre-IPO Issuers.” The event will feature prominent SEC and industry speakers and commentators who will discuss key regulatory issues relating to private and pre-IPO companies. The purpose of this outreach event is to encourage dialogue among the SEC, academics, entrepreneurs, executives, company directors and members of the securities bar. In addition to a panel presentation, the event will include a keynote address by SEC Chair Mary Jo White.
The panel will provide diverse perspectives on issues related to pre-IPO ad other private companies, with a focus on the risks in this space and the role of regulators in protecting private investments. Topics will include:(1) disclosures from pre-IPO companies to investors;(2) the role of the SEC in protecting early-stage investors from fraud;(3) potential harm to investors in secondary and derivative markets resulting from inflated pre-IPO share prices; and(4) governance and control issues affecting pre-IPO and emerging growth issuers.
The panelists are Steven Bochner, Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Andrew Ceresney, Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement; David Hornik, General Partner at August Capital; Jessica Lessin, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Information; Leonard Stein, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Splunk, Inc.; and Joseph Grundfest, Professor, Stanford Law School and Senior Faculty, Rock Center for Corporate Governance (moderator).

Details

When:

Thursday, March 31, 2016. 05:00 PM

Where:

Paul Brest Hall, Munger Graduate Residences

Sponsor:

The Rock Center and the SEC's San Francisco Regional Office

Contact:

650.723.5905
rockcenter@law.stanford.edu

Admission:

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is requested.