Speakers Set for NASAA Public Policy Conference

U.S. Senator Robert Casey and Former SEC Commissioner Harvey Goldschmid to Address May 8 Conference in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 26, 2007) —The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) announced today that U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey (D-PA) and former Securities and Exchange Commissioner Harvey J. Goldschmid will be the featured speakers at its May 8 Public Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.

Under the banner, “Because Every Investor Deserves Protection,” this year’s conference will showcase investor protection issues of concern to both state securities regulators and the securities industry, NASAA President and Alabama Securities Commission Director Joseph P. Borg said. The conference will be held at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1227 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. in Washington, D.C.

After welcoming remarks, Senator Casey will address the Public Policy Conference at 9:15 a.m. Senator Casey serves on the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, as well as the committee’s Securities, Insurance and Investment Subcommittee. He also serves on the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee and the Special Committee on Aging. As a former two-term Pennsylvania Auditor General and Pennsylvania State Treasurer, Senator Casey compiled an impressive record of accomplishment. The son of the late Governor Robert P. Casey, Senator Casey has been guided by the legacy of his father, and the principle that, “All public service is a trust, given in faith and accepted in honor.”

Following Senator Casey’s address, NASAA will sponsor a Public Policy Forum entitled “Investor Protection Through Effective Enforcement and Regulation” to showcase how strong and effective regulation enhances the strength of our nation’s capital markets. The panel, to be moderated by Arizona Securities Director Matthew J. Neubert, will feature: Edmund Mierzwinski, Consumer Program Director, U.S. Public Interest Research Group; Damon Silvers, General Counsel, AFL-CIO; Bryan Lantagne, Director of the Massachusetts Securities Division; Ira Hammerman, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA); and Jake Zamansky, principal, Zamansky & Associates.

The Forum will be followed by a luncheon keynote address by Columbia University law professor and former SEC Commissioner Goldschmid. Professor Goldschmid, who stepped down from the SEC in July 2005 after serving for three years as Commissioner, is of senior counsel at Weil, Gotshal & Manges. He was Special Senior Advisor to SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt in 2000. From 1998-99, while on leave from Columbia University, Professor Goldschmid served as General Counsel of the SEC.

Registration information and other details are available on the NASAA website or by contacting Lonnie Martin at 202-737-0900.

For more information:
Bob Webster, Director of Communications

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