The Dodd-Frank Section 1502 statutory and regulatory requirements for companies to disclose their use of conflict minerals sourced from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and surrounding areas have stirred controversy. While the goal of curtailing the financing of violence in the DRC is laudable, some have questioned whether Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) disclosures are the right means to that end, particularly in light of the regulatory burdens that may accompany compliance and ambiguities perceived as to the scope of the regulations.
During this brownbag lunch seminar, the panel, comprised of former SEC counsel, leaders of businesses affected by the regulations, and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) representatives, will discuss compliance with the conflict mineral disclosure regulations finally adopted by the SEC on August 22, 2012. Attendance in person will be limited, so register early!
This “Off the Record” brown bag luncheon program is sponsored by the International Investment and Finance Committee of the International Law Section. In cosponsorship with the Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section, the ABA Section of International Law's International Trade Committee and the Virginia State Bar International Practice Section.
Remarks made during “Off the Record” programs may not be used for publication.
Baker & Hostetler, LLP
1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 12th Floor
(Farragut North Metro)
Washington DC 20036
- Sections Office 202-626-3463
- Darren Fenwick, Senior Government Affairs Manager, The Enough Project
- Rick Goss, Vice President of Environment and Sustainability, Information Technology Industry Council
- Scott Kimpel, Partner, Hunton & Williams LLP, Former Counsel to Commissioner Troy A. Paredes
- Michael Snarr, Partner, Baker & Hostetler (Moderator)
- CLE Credit
ABA Section of Int'l Law's Int'l Trade Committee $20.00
Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section $20.00
Government and Non-Profit Employees $20.00
International Law Section $20.00
Non-Section Members $30.00
Teleconference Option (Info. will be e-mailed) $15.00
Virginia State Bar International Practice Section $20.00