Presented by the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law and the Institute for Law and Economic Policy

January 26 & 27, 2023

“Regulating Upheavals in the Securities Markets &  Boardrooms”

Honoring Joel Seligman’s Legacy
Remarks by Prof. Robert J. Jackson, former SEC Commissioner

  • Attend virtually or in-person
  • Up to 9 CLE Credits

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  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Entrapment of the Little Guys: Resisting the Erosion of Investor, Employee, and Consumer Protections
  • Regulating Markets Driven by Gen Z and Fully Wired
  • Cryptocurrencies – How to Prevent Triggering Gresham’s Law
  • Throwing Investors under the Bus? Signs of Weaknesses in Historical Investor Protection Mechanisms


THURSDAY January 26, 2023


Professor Joel Seligman
Washington University School of Law


Professor Linda Greenhouse
Yale Law School

Professor Susan Appleton
Washington University School of Law

Professor Rick Pildes
New York University School of Law

Deepak Gupta, Esq.
Gupta Wessler PLLC

(8:00 pm – 9:30 pm ET) ILEP OPENING DINNER

Sponsored by:
Western Alliance Bank

FRIDAY January 28, 2022
(7:30 am – 8:30 am ET) REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST
(8:30 am – 8:45 am ET) OPENING REMARKS

Marc Gross, Esq.
ILEP President, Pomerantz LLP


Professor Donald Langevoort
Georgetown Law School

(9:00 am – 10:30 am ET) PANEL I

“Entrapment of the Little Guy: Resisting the Erosion of Investor, Employee and Consumer Protections (Mass Arbitration, Bylaw Private Ordering and Federal/State Jurisdiction Issues)”
Sponsored by:
Angeion Group

Professor Maria Glover
Georgetown Law School

Professor James Cox
Duke University School of Law

Professor Ernest Young
Duke University School of Law


Andrew Ditchfield, Esq.
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Professor Brian Fitzpatrick
Vanderbilt University Law School

Carol Gilden, Esq.
Cohen Milstein


Judge Patrick Bumatay
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

(10:30 am – 10:45 Am ET) COFFEE BREAK

Sponsored by:
Hudson Court Reporting

(11:30 am – 12:30 pm ET) PANEL II

“Regulating Markets Driven by Gen Z and Fully Wired”
Sponsored by:
Signature Bank

Professor Christina Sautter
Louisiana State University Law School

Professor Sergio Alberto Gramitto Ricci
New York University School of Law

Professor Joel Seligman
Washington University School of Law


Professor Jill Fisch
The University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law

Tyler Gellasch
Healthy Markets Association

Judge Jed A. Rakoff
US District Court, SDNY


Darren Robbins, Esq.
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP

(12:30 pm – 1:45 pm ET) LUNCH & PRESENTATION

“SEC Developments”
Sponsored by:

Professor Robert J. Jackson
Former US SEC Commissioner, New York University School of Law

(2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET) PANEL III

“Cryptocurrencies – How to Prevent Triggering Gresham’s Law (Bad Currency Drives Out Good Currency)”
Sponsored by:


Professor Arthur Wilmarth
The George Washington Law School

Professor Yesha Yadiv
Vanderbilt Law School


Professor Joel Seligman
Washington University School of Law

Peter Morrison, Esq.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP


Emily Christiansen, Esq.
Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check LLP

(3:30 pm – 3:45 pm ET) COFFEE BREAK
(3:45 pm – 5:15 pm ET) PANEL IV

“Throwing Investors under the Bus? Signs of Weaknesses in Historical Investor Protection Mechanisms (SPACS, Decline of Due Diligence)”

Professor Usha Rodrigues
University of Georgia School of Law

Professor Michael Stegemoller
Baylor University Hankamer School of Business

Professor Andrew Tuch
Washington University School of Law


Professor Michael Klausner
Stanford Law School

Judge Lewis J. Liman
US District Court, SDNY

Neal Potischman, Esq.
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP


Mark Lebovitch, Esq.
Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP

(7:00 pm – 9:30 pm ET) ILEP CLOSING DINNER

Closing Remarks:

Laura Stein, Esq.
ILEP Special Counsel, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP


ILEP will submit applications for CLE approval in states where attorneys request them. ILEP will provide attendees with a certificate of attendance for their records. Estimated credit is 9 hours based on a 50-minute credit hour and 8 hours based on a 60-minute credit hour. For more information, contact Daniel Shmilovich, ILEP Executive Director, at (215) 988-9546 or at


Tuition for this symposium is $450 in-person and $100 virtually, payable online. See registration link below or scan the QR code.

Discounts are available for those who attend in person (virtual tuition is $100 for everyone):

  • If you are a Washington University School of Law Alumnus, in-person tuition is $350.
  • If you are an attorney and your law firm is a Huntington Bank or Western Alliance Bank customer, in-person tuition is $350.
  • If you are a Public interest attorney, in-person tuition is $250.
  • If you are a member of the judiciary, an academic, a federal or state employee, or a lawyer 65 years of age or older, in-person tuition is $175.

Tuition includes all sessions, an extensive manual of written materials distributed by email ahead of time (as well as on a USB drive for those attending in person), and Thursday evening dinner and Friday’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner for those attending in person.
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5300 Grand Del Mar Court
San Diego, CA 92130
Base Rate: $449/night plus tax

As a conference registrant, you may take advantage of a special hotel rate at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Call Fairmont Grand Del Mar reservations at (855) 314-2030 or on the web at

Please identify as being part of the “ILEP” group when making the reservation. Fairmont Rooms are at a rate of $449 per night. Maximum occupancy is two (2) per room. The resort fee of $60.00 per night has been waived for our program.

The deadline to make a reservation in the ILEP room block is Friday December 23, 2022.


Thank you to Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, The AAJ Robert L. Habush Endowment, The Huntington National Bank, and KCC LLC for their generous support.

Washington University School of Law equips students with knowledge and skills to ethically and effectively practice law and pursue justice in a dynamic and global legal environment. The school’s proud 150-year history dates to 1867 when it was founded by a group of St. Louis visionaries. Since then, the school has cultivated a collaborative and supportive community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni that prizes diversity and values connection to, and service in, broader civic and professional communities.
The AAJ Robert L. Habush Endowment supports judicial and academic education programs, innovative scholarship and research, and public education to enhance understanding and dialogue on civil justice and the right to trial by jury.
The Huntington National Bank’s National Settlement Team specializes in serving the needs of law firms, claims administrators, and regulators with escrow accounts and fund distributions. Over the last 20 years, our team has handled more than 3,500 settlements for over $175 billion dollars with 150 million payments. At $175 billion in assets, Huntington is among the top 1% of banks in the U.S. ranked by size.
KCC LLC is a computershare company that provides administrative support services that help legal professionals realize time and cost efficiencies. With an integrated suite of class action settlement administration solutions, KCC alleviates the administrative challenges of today’s legal processes and procedures.

Thank you to our generous patrons:

Western Alliance Bank Settlement Services, a national specialty banking group within Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, focuses on banking for law firms, settlement distribution agencies, and claims administrators. They bring clients years of experience and offer exceptional service in supporting all phases of the settlement process, from escrow to distribution, with a single point of contact. Western Alliance has ranked in the top 10 on the Forbes “Best Banks in America” list for five consecutive years, 2016 to 2020, and was named #1 best-performing of the 50 largest public U.S. banks for 2019 by S&P Global Market Intelligence.
Epiq is a complex claims administration leader, with proven experience in delivering flawless executions; including planning, notification, and award distribution.
Hudson Court Reporting & Video Inc. is a nationwide court reporting & litigation support agency founded in 1998. With over 500 Nationwide & International affiliates we facilitate complex cases with large numbers of depositions and court proceedings that are geographically scattered and logistically demanding. We have a proven 19+ year track record serving the legal industry with quality court reporters and video technicians utilizing the most current technologies.
Kroll Settlement Administration, part of Kroll’s Business Services division, is the leader in cutting-edge technology and consulting services for class action, mass tort, regulatory remediation, and government claims administration.
Angeion Group is tapped by leading law firms around the globe to manage the most complex class actions, setting a new standard for innovation in settlement administration and legal notice. Angeion’s innovative end-to-end services, best practice approaches, and proven systems provide a streamlined and efficient administration path for all types of matters large and small, including competition, securities, data breach, and consumer product. Angeion is one of the most trusted service providers in the legal industry, supporting a prestigious array of clients worldwide.
Signature Bank (NASDAQ: SBNY) is a full-service commercial bank with almost $120 billion in assets and 40 offices throughout the U.S., now with substantial representation on the West Coast as well as the East Coast. The Bank is consistently voted by the legal community to be one of America’s best, and Signature ranks as one of America’s largest banks based on assets. With capital ratios significantly above FDIC minimum requirements and consistently earning high marks from Moody’s, Fitch and Kroll, we provide our clients with dependable deposit protection. Our Single-point-of-contact client service is at the core of the Bank’s culture, enabling Signature to offer the advantages of small-bank responsiveness and flexibility with big-bank strength and security. Signature Bank’s Group Directors have a high level of empowerment and direct access to the executive management team which enables our skilled bankers to serve the class action settlement community efficiently and effectively when opening complex escrow accounts..
Metro Action Group specializes in the printing and mailing of Class Action Notices and Claims.


  • Marc I. Gross, ILEP President
  • Laura Stein, ILEP Special Counsel
  • Edward Labaton, ILEP Co-Founder and President Emeritus
  • Daniel Shmilovich, ILEP Executive Director
  • Sandra Stein, ILEP Co-Founder (1939-2020)
  • Michael Barry, Vice President
  • Darren Check, Vice President
  • Carol Gilden, Vice President
  • Salvatore Graziano, Vice President
  • James Johnson, Vice President
  • Gregg Levin, Vice President
  • Matthew Mustokoff, Vice President
  • Laura Posner, Vice President
  • Christopher Ritchie, Vice President
  • Darren Robbins, Vice President
  • Ned Weinberger, Vice President


  • Professor James D. Cox, Duke University School of Law
  • Professor Lisa M. Fairfax, University of Pennsylvania School of Law
  • Professor Jill E. Fisch, University of Pennsylvania School of Law
  • Professor Brian T. Fitzpatrick, Vanderbilt Law School
  • Professor Colleen Honigsberg, Stanford Law School
  • Professor Robert J. Jackson Jr., New York University School of Law
  • Professor Donald Langevoort, Georgetown Law School
  • Professor Frank Partnoy, University of California Berkeley School of Law
  • Professor Hillary Sale, Georgetown Law School
  • Professor Joel Seligman, Washington University School of Law
  • Professor Randall S. Thomas, Vanderbilt University School of Law


Please contact Daniel Shmilovich, ILEP Executive Director at (215) 988-9546 or email him at

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