February 15, 2019 Alert

This Issue’s Topics:

  • REMINDER: FREE: Investment Network: Cybersecurity Compliance Education Session
  • FREE: ACG Webinar: Navigating the Complexities of Cross-Border M&A
  • FREE: PAABC/GCSI CyberSecurity Meetup: Voter Fraud/Hacking
  • FREE: Washington DC Compliance Roundtable (WDCCRT): FINRA 2019 Regulatory Priorities
  • FREE: Investment Network: Artificial Intent: The Question of Intent in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
  • ACG Chicago’s 20th Annual Capital Connection

Events:

REMINDER: FREE: Investment Network: Cybersecurity Compliance Education Session
Thursday, February 21, 2019, 4:15-5:00 PM, networking to follow
Stradley Ronon, 191 North Wacker Dr., 10th Floor Conference Room A, Chicago, IL

The Investment Network invites you to join Nicole Kalajian of Stradley Ronon and Erik Kellogg, CEO of inCyber Security, for a discussion on:

  • 2019 Cyber Compliance Priorities – what they mean for firms and what should firms  focus on
  • Key 2018 Cyber Enforcement Actions – how they could have been avoided
  • “Correct” Level of Details in Cyber Policies
  • GDPR Overview
  • 2018 Financial Sector Breaches
  • Effective Cyber Training
  • Outsourcing of Security
  • Understanding Your Cyber Compliance Risks

Networking will immediately follow the session. 

CLE is pending. E-mail invitations have already been sent to Investment Network members.  Didn’t get one?  RSVP directly here.  If you are not already a member of the Investment Network and want to join, please contact Kathy at kpetrusek@stradley.com.

FREE: ACG Webinar: Navigating the Complexities of Cross-Border M&A
Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 1:00-2:00 PM

Are you intimidated by cross-border deals?

While mergers and acquisitions across international borders can be bewildering, they can yield significant returns. “Navigating the Complexities of Cross-Border M&A,” a webinar hosted in collaboration with Velocity Global, will share sensible strategies, disruptive tools, as well as real-world examples for cross-border deal-making.

Rob Wellner of Velocity Global will focus extra attention on pertinent topics, such as human capital, transition concerns and agreements, demonstrating certainty to close and increasing buying power.  

For more information, click here.

FREE: PAABC/GCSI CyberSecurity Meetup: Voter Fraud/Hacking
Monday, February 25, 2019, 6:00-8:30 PM
333 S Wabash Ave #2700, Chicago, IL

PAABC/GCSI CyberSecurity Meetup brings together those with experience in the field of cybersecurity and those that want to become a part of it. A wide range of topics are discussed from how to prevent breaches to what to do once they have been found in a system. The format is interactive with a focus on learning.

Panel Members include: Kevin McDermott, Cook County Clerk’s Office; Sujeet Shenoi, University of Tulsa; and Ray Trygstad, Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education.

To register, click here.

FREE: Washington DC Compliance Roundtable (WDCCRT): FINRA 2019 Regulatory Priorities (Interactive Webcast with DC)
Thursday, March 7, 2019, 3:30-4:30 PM; Networking to Follow
Stradley Ronon, 191 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 1601, Chicago, IL

Join us in Chicago for a discussion with Steven Polansky, a Senior Director at FINRA, concerning FINRA’s 2019 Regulatory Priorities. Nicole Kalajian of Stradley Ronon will moderate this session in Chicago.

Steven Polansky is a Senior Director in FINRA’s Office of Shared Services and leads the Special Initiatives group. The group leads development of FINRA’s annual priorities letter as well as the Examination Findings Report. Steven was responsible for, among other things, preparing FINRA’s digital investment advice and earlier cybersecurity and conflicts of interest reports. Steve is also a member of FINRA’s Innovation Outreach Initiative team which is designed to help FINRA better understand financial technology innovations and their impact on the industry.  He co-leads the FINRA FinTech Industry Committee. Previously, Steve worked in FINRA’s International Department, where he was responsible for analyzing international regulatory developments and leading FINRA’s relationships with select financial regulators in Europe and Asia, as well as international financial institutions. In addition, Steve led advisory projects in a number of jurisdictions related to, among other things, risk-based supervision, prudential oversight and market surveillance.

Invitations have been sent by email to Investment Network members, or you can register by clicking here. If you are not already a member of the Investment Network and want to join, please contact Kathy at kpetrusek@stradley.com.

FREE: Investment Network: Artificial Intent: The Question of Intent in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 12:15-1:00 PM (Bring your own lunch)
Stradley Ronon, 191 N. Wacker Drive, #1601, Chicago, Illinois

This talk will discuss recent advances in technology which may inform the question of intent not only with regards to spoofing, but more broadly in circumstances where the court may be disposed to draw inferences from code, as these technologies continue to advance and become more widely adopted. Related practical considerations with respect to the gathering and review of technical evidence where code and other artifacts are available will also be discussed. 

Join us for this informative session presented by: Dr. Collin Starkweather of Starkweather Economics, LLC and Dr. Izzy Nelken of Super Computer Consulting.  Moderated by: Nicole Kalajian of Stradley Ronon.

Illinois CLE credit is pending. Invitations have been sent by email to Investment Network members, or you can register by clicking here.  If you are not already a member of the Investment Network and want to join, please contact Kathy at kpetrusek@stradley.com.

ACG Chicago’s 20th Annual Capital Connection
Tuesday-Wednesday, May 21-22, 2019
Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, 540 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

The Midwest Capital Connection is the premier networking event in the Midwest for companies in all facets of corporate growth and middle market deal making. This event presents the opportunity for deal makers to meet and greet with top private equity and mezzanine capital providers.

For more information, click here.

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