Friday, April 12, 2013

7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
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Philadelphia Bar Association 
1101 Market Street
11th Floor Conference Center
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Shawn Southard 
NIRI Philadelphia 

  NIRI Philadelphia invites you to a Breakfast Panel Discussion on

Regulation FD - Staying out of Trouble!

Friday, April 12, 2013
7:30 am - 9:30 am

Whether you are new to IR or a seasoned veteran, Regulation FD, reporting and governance issues loom large in your job. Bring your questions, share your insights, and join our expert panel in a discussion of the latest on Regulation FD. Learn best practices and gain tips, so you and your company stay out of trouble and comply with the law.

This meeting is being co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association. 

Our panel will include experts in Reg FD areas most important to you as an IRO:
    • Mary Beth Kissane is a Principal at Walek & Associates. She provides ongoing public and investor relations counsel to public and private companies, and to those in M&A, crises, restructurings, IPOs and other transactions. In addition, she is responsible for the firm's professional services and financial services clients.

      Mary Beth has over twenty years experience in corporate and investor communications. She has developed and executed hundreds of investor and media relations and corporate communications programs for domestic and non-U.S. issuers. Mary Beth founded Corporate Perception Research LLC, in response to Sarbanes-Oxley, providing independent, high-quality shareholder perception research to corporate boards and officers. She acted as Global Thought Leader for Pragmatic Corporate Governance, a global corporate governance implementation tool. Previously, she counseled clients at Abernathy MacGregor in landmark global merger and crisis situations, and for financial and alternative investment firms. She was a Senior Managing Director and oversaw the financial services practice at Hill & Knowlton. Prior to that, she advised international and domestic clients at Georgeson and Company, and headed the firm's international practice.

      Her note on international corporate governance has been cited by the World Economic Forum, international governance scholars, state bar associations and corporate governance and international trade texts. Mary Beth received her MS and MA at Iona College and her law degree from New York Law School, where she was a member of the International Law Journal. She is an adjunct instructor at NYU and at the Iona College School of Mass Communication. A board member of the National Investor Relations Institute and chair of its advocacy committee, Mary Beth teaches NIRI's popular "Regulations 101" class.

      She is a member of the American Bar Association.
    • Yelena Barychev is a partner for Blank Rome advising management teams on:
      • public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, including IPOs and Rule 144A offerings
      • tender offers
      • preparation of proxy statements, Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K and other SEC filings
      • company website disclosures
      • social media policies
      • executive compensation matters
      • corporate governance issues
      • compliance with NASDAQ and NYSE listing requirements
      • compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Dodd-Frank Act and the JOBS Act
      • Yelena represents U.S. and European companies in connection with business and corporate law matters, including business formation and planning, as well as contract drafting and negotiations. She also counsels nonprofit organization.

    Yelena writes and speaks frequently on securities compliance and corporate governance issues.

    • Janet Meenehan Point's 25 years of experience in investor relations spans large, mid- and small-cap companies. In addition to her investor relations work, she has served on various corporate committees including strategic planning, finance, communications, diversity, and government relations. A NIRI member since 1987, Janet served six years on the Board of NIRI Philadelphia, including the President's role for fiscal years 2003 and 2004.

    So join us for a panel discussion that promises to be interesting and educational.  And remember to bring your colleagues in governance, compliance, SEC reporting and IR!  For more details on the event and the panelists, visit www.niriphiladelphia.org

    DATE:               Friday, April 12, 2013

                            7:30 a.m. – registration and breakfast

                            8:00 a.m. – panel discussion and Q&A

                            Event and networking concludes at 9:30 a.m.                  

    FEE:                 NIRI Philadelphia Chapter Members - FREE

                            NON Chapter Members:  $40.00

    LOCATION:       Philadelphia Bar Association
                            1101 Market Street, 11th Floor Conference Center
                            Philadelphia, PA  19107