The annual luncheon of the alumni of Catholic University’s Securities Law Program offers all the advantages of a brush-up-on-skills professional conference, but with the added plus of catching up with old friends and reconnecting with one of the nation’s leading programs of its kind.
The 2012 luncheon for the Securities Practice Group was held on Nov. 8 at the Army Navy Club in Washington, D.C., and featured a securities regulation leader discussing why investors should stay with the stock market and ride its ups and downs rather than pull out.
“Keeping the Retail Investor in the Market,” remarks offered by J. Bradley Bennett, executive vice president of enforcement for FINRA, spelled out how the nation’s largest self-regulatory organization is expanding its efforts to make the market user friendly to the retail investor.
Bennett, who also serves as an adjunct professor of securities regulation at Catholic University, directs investigations and brings formal disciplinary actions against firms for violations of FINRA rules and federal securities laws.
Bennett was introduced by Professor David Lipton, director of the Securities Law Program at the Columbus School of Law.
Catholic University’s law school has offered a concentration in securities and corporate law for more than a quarter-century. Today, the program has become one of the best known and most respected of its kind, a magnet for talented students preparing for careers in the fields of corporate and securities law.
The Securities Law Student Association (SLSA) was organized in 1996 to provide an informational resource for students interested in exploring the various career opportunities available in the field of securities law. Specifically, SLSA provides cutting edge educational securities forums, opportunities to develop career contacts and occasions to socialize with professionals and contemporaries in the securities field.