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This program is part of The Certificate in Canadian Securities Law. 

This intensive program provides an in-depth overview of U.S. securities law and is a must-attend program for Canadian securities professionals. Don’t rely on picking up U.S. regulatory requirements on a piecemeal “as-needed” basis! Get a comprehensive and up-to-date foundation in the key issues in U.S. securities law.

Leading U.S. and Canadian securities law experts will deliver practical information and explore key issues in American securities law. This is a rare opportunity to learn from top U.S. securities lawyers and have your questions answered by those who practice in this area every day, while also benefiting from Canadian practitioners’ perspectives on what is important for you to know. The program content is suitable for both experienced professionals looking to expand and refresh their knowledge, as well as newer practitioners building a critical foundation in this demanding regulatory environment. Topics will include:

  • A comparison between U.S. and Canadian securities law
  • The role, composition, organization and division of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
  • What Canadian issuers need to know about private placement techniques
  • Registration of public offerings and form requirements
  • Mergers and acquisitions considerations in the context of U.S. corporate and securities law
  • Responsibilities of Canadian and U.S. counsel in cross-border securities transactions, and interactions between them
  • Rules and regulations pertaining to securities intermediaries
  • Recent trends in U.S. securities class action litigation
  • Overview of recent U.S. enforcement actions


Program Chairs

  • Andrew Foley, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP (New York)
  • Heidi Gordon, McCarthy Tétrault LLP


  • Rami Chalabi, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • David Conklin, Goodmans LLP
  • June S. Dipchand, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Shane C. D’Souza, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Martin C. Glass, Jenner & Block
  • James Guttman, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Carol Hansell, Hansell LLP
  • Jonathan Ip, VP, Legal and Corporate Development, Rocktree Capital
  • Christian G. Kurtz, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Wendi A. Locke, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Dean C. Masse, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Krstina Skocic, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Michael Smith, Greenspoon Marder LLP
  • Paulina Taneva, Torys LLP
  • Michelle Vigod, Goodmans LLP
  • Grant Vingoe, Vice Chair, Ontario Securities Commission
  • Jonathan Wansbrough, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP



Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments. Group discounts are available. Please inquire about financial assistance.

Group Discounts for CLE Programs

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice. Please inquire about financial assistance.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the date, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute a full refund (less $75 administration fee) is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. No other refund is available.


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Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Lawyer

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact:
Stephen Ahad

Program Details

Date & Time

November 14, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT

Online Replay 
January 20, 2020
Register for Online Replay 


Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate

$795 + HST

Newly-licensed (2016-2019): 50% off regular price

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Lawyers practicing in:
    • M&A
    • Corporate finance
    • Securities
    • Commercial and securities litigation
  • Corporate executives
  • In-house counsel
  • Government and regulatory professionals

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“Comprehensive and well-organized… Detailed coverage, which included American lawyers speaking about American securities law – very valuable and a rare opportunity… Materials will be a valuable reference in the future.” 

Joel Freudman, Counsel, RBC

Hotels & Parking

If you require accommodations in downtown Toronto, OsgoodePD has arranged Corporate Rates with several hotels within walking distance of our downtown conference centre.