IIT Chicago-Kent's Institute for Compliance lecture series continues with "The Global Regulation of Financial Markets"

International securities and regulation expert Michael Mann to speak on February 28

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

"The Global Regulation of Financial Markets" is the topic of a lecture by Michael Mann, a partner at the law firm of Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP, on February 28 at 5:30 p.m. in  IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's 10th floor event room, 565 West Adams Street (between Clinton and Jefferson streets) in Chicago. The program is eligible for one hour of IL MCLE credit and is sponsored by the IIT Chicago-Kent Institute for Compliance. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

International securities and regulation expert Michael Mann
International securities and regulation expert Michael Mann

Michael Mann established the Washington, D.C., office of Richard Kibbee & Orbe LLP in 1996, where his practice focuses on international securities regulation and enforcement and "the cross-border conduct of business." Mann represents public companies, and their audit committees, officers, and directors in connection with their compliance with U.S. regulatory requirements, including the Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley acts.

Before entering private practice, Mann served for seven years as the first director of the Office of International Affairs at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. At the SEC, he established formal and informal relationships between the agency and its foreign regulatory counterparts in some of the world's most important developed and emerging markets. Mann negotiated formal understandings to facilitate cooperation on enforcement, regulation of cross-border trading activity, and the development of securities markets that continue to be to be the centerpiece of the SEC's international efforts. During his tenure at the SEC, Mann also led the development of new regulatory approaches to facilitate access to the U.S. securities markets through cross-border securities offerings.

Prior to becoming director of the Office of International Affairs, Mann served as associate director in the SEC's Division of Enforcement, where he carried out investigations and litigation, with a particular emphasis on international matters. He acted as counsel for the Commission in SEC v. Levine, SEC v. Certain Unknown Purchasers (the "Santa Fe" case), and SEC v. Winans (the "Wall Street Journal" case), among others.

Mann is a graduate of Hampshire College and Antioch School of Law.

Founded in 1888, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is celebrating "125 years of distinctive legal education." IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is the law school of Illinois Institute of Technology,  a private, Ph.D.-granting institution with programs in engineering, psychology, architecture, business, design and law. The Institute for Compliance provides classes, lectures, and events relating to financial compliance for the Chicago community.