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SEC Announces Agenda and Panelists for Federal Proxy Rules and State Corporation Law Roundtable


Washington, D.C., May 4, 2007 - The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today the final agenda and participants for the Roundtable on the Federal Proxy Rules and State Corporation Law scheduled for May 7, 2007. The Roundtable — which will be webcast live at http://www.sec.gov — will cover a number of topics, including: (1) the federal role in upholding shareholders' state law rights; (2) the purpose and effect of the federal proxy rules; (3) non-binding proposals under the proxy rules; and (4) binding proposals under the proxy rules.

Panelists will include:

Stephen Bainbridge (UCLA School of Law)
R. Franklin Balotti (Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A.)
John C. Coffee (Columbia Law School)
Richard J. Daly (BroadRidge Financial Solutions, Inc.)
Jill E. Fisch (Fordham University School of Law)
Amy L. Goodman (Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP)
Joseph A. Grundfest (Stanford Law School)
James J. Hanks, Jr. (Venable LLP)
Stanley Keller (Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP)
Cary Klafter (Intel Corporation)
Stephen P. Lamb (Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware)
Donald C. Langevoort (Georgetown University Law Center)
Paul M. Neuhauser (University of Iowa College of Law)
Larry E. Ribstein (University of Illinois College of Law)
Roberta Romano (Yale Law School)
Leo E. Strine, Jr. (Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware)
William Underhill (Slaughter and May)
Ted White (Knight Vinke Asset Management)
John C. Wilcox (TIAA-CREF)
Ann Yerger (Council of Institutional Investors)

The Roundtable will take place in the Auditorium of the Commission's headquarters at 100 F Street, NE, Washington, D.C. on May 7, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. The Roundtable will be open to the public with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. Visitors will be subject to security checks.

Real time and archived audio webcasts will be accessible at http://www.sec.gov. The Roundtable Agenda, a Briefing Paper setting out issues to be addressed during the Roundtable, and other materials related to the Roundtable, including written statements submitted by participants for public distribution, are accessible at http://www.sec.gov/spotlight/proxyprocess.htm.

For additional information, contact Lillian Brown at (202) 551-3200.



Modified: 05/04/2007