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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
  • Lawerence E. Ritchie, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt 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


Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

For boardroom and multi-purchase rates, please email us.
OsgoodePD offers group rates and financial assistance for both on-site and webcast formats. Please note these are only available when registering for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.


After your purchase is complete, the course will appear in the Order History of your OsgoodePD account with a link to "Take Online Course". Once you click "Take Online Course" you will be forwarded to the Moodle page with the materials link. The program video link with be unlocked on the day of the program. You will have access to the video for 90 days.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, 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, Substitutions and Refunds

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


Have a question? Read our FAQs.

Technical Support

In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

Program Details

Date & Time

April 14, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST


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Fee per Delegate

$795 + HST

Newly Licensed (2017-Present): $397.50 + HST

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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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