Ronald J. Colombo, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Distance Education, Hofstra University, to Speak at TKG's Kokesh v. SEC Ruling

Top Quote The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Ronald J. Colombo, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Distance Education, Hofstra University will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “The Kokesh v. SEC Ruling: Significant Implications for Financial Regulatory Investigations,” scheduled for November 13, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (ET). End Quote
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    About Ronald J. Colombo
    Professor Colombo teaches Business Organizations, Securities Regulation, Contracts, and a seminar in corporate and securities law at Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law. His scholarship has focused largely on issues of securities fraud, corporate law, and financial regulation, and has done so via the application of natural law theory, economic theory, moral philosophy, and neuroscience. More recently, his scholarship has addressed the constitutional rights of business entities. In 2015 he authored a book on the subject, entitled “The First Amendment and the Business Corporation,” published by Oxford University Press.

    Professor Colombo has earned the Stessin Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Publication, and has addressed academic and professional associations around the country, including the Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research, the Federal Bar Council, and a number of law schools and business schools. He has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Dallas Morning News, Newsday, Bloomberg, and The Daily Beast, and his op-eds / letters have been published in The Washington Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Financial Times, and The Huffington Post. He has also appeared on “Brad and Britt in the Morning” (FM Talk 101.1 WZTK Radio), “The John Williams Show” (830 AM WCCO [CBS] Radio), and Hofstra’s Ed Ingles’ Show “Newsline” (88.7 FM WRHU). Professor Colombo serves on the editorial review board of the Review of Business, and as an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). From 2013-2015, Professor Colombo served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of Hofstra Law School.

    Event Synopsis:
    On June 5, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Kokesh v. SEC that disgorgement of ill-gotten gains by a defendant in a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) action is a penalty subject to the five-year statute of limitations provision in 28 U.S.C. § 2462. The impact of this decision may well be far-reaching, and will significantly affect investigations and enforcement efforts and practices by the SEC and other federal financial regulators. At the same time, Kokesh has provided some powerful arguments to defendants against disgorgement and other remedies in SEC and other government proceedings.

    In a LIVE webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the Supreme Court decision in Kokesh v. SEC and its significant impact on SEC enforcement actions and other financial regulatory investigations.

    Key issues that will be covered in this course are:
    -Overview of 28 U.S.C § 2462
    -Supreme Court Decision in Kokesh v. SEC
    -Significant Implications for Federal Financial Regulators
    -Implications for Disgorgement in Ongoing Investigations
    -Impact on Other Sanctions
    -Other Expected Challenges

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