Securities Law Scholar To Answer Questions, Talk About New Book


Washington, D.C., Feb. 19, 2004 -- Professor Joel Seligman, noted securities law scholar and author of the newly revised The Transformation of Wall Street, will talk about new material and answer questions in a live online program on Feb. 26, 2004, at 2:00 p.m. EST. The program - called a Fireside Chat - is sponsored by the Securities and Exchange Commission Society Historical Society. The Society is a non-profit organization, independent of the SEC, that preserves and shares the history and historic records of the SEC and the securities industry through its virtual museum at

The Fireside Chat gives listeners the opportunity to submit questions prior to the broadcast. Questions for Prof. Seligman may be sent to through close of business today. Donald Langevoort, Thomas Aquinas Reynolds Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, will moderate.

First published in 1977 and updated in 1995, The Transformation of Wall Street is widely regarded as a definitive work on the history and development of the SEC. The new edition, published in 2003 by Aspen Publishing, includes the chairmanship of Arthur Levitt, the Sarbanes- Oxley Act, auditing issues including auditor independence and municipal securities. Professor Seligman is Dean and Ethan A.H. Shepley University Professor at Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri.

This Fireside Chat will be one of five broadcast by the Society this year. Upcoming chats will look at municipal securities (April 20th), state securities regulation (June 22nd), forensic accounting (September) and clearance and settlement (November). The Fireside Chats are part of the Society's work to preserve and share the history of the SEC and of the securities industry - through papers, photos, oral histories, interviews and online programs through its virtual museum at The Fireside Chats are also part of the Society's work in 2004 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.


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