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Business Law Journal Symposium: The JOBS Act

Wednesday, February 6

King Hall

The Jobs Act: Challenges and Opportunities 

The Business Law Journal hosts an annual Symposium exploring relevant topics involving the intersection of business and law. The Symposium provides an opportunity for students, faculty, and leaders in both the business and legal professions to meet and discuss important current events.  The symposium for 2013 will explore the opportunities and challenges presented by the JOBS Act.

As the United States continues to rebuild its economy, the JOBS Act will impact businesses and financial markets. Legal practitioners, scholars, and students must be proficient in the legal and business aspects of the JOBS Act. This symposium will facilitate discussions of potent topics related to the future of securities transactions regulated under the JOBS Act and the impacts these transactions will have on the practice of law. 

Panel 1: Crowdfunding and Other Exempt Offerings 

  • Bruce Dravis, Downey Brand LLP
  • Joan Heminway, University of Tennessee College of Law
  • Andrew Schwartz, University of Colorado Law School

Panel 2: IPO On-Ramp for Emerging Growth Companies 

  • Christina Poulsen, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati P.C.
  • Jeffrey Vetter, Fenwick & West LLP

Panel 3: The JOBS Act and Investor Protections 

  • Michael Guttentag, Loyola Law School
  • Andrew Hargadon, UC Davis Graduate School of Management
  • Anne Simpson, CalPERS

Practitioners, scholars, and students are encouraged to attend. 


For more information, please contact Kristin Charbonnier at