NASAA Announces Panelists for March 22 Symposium

Program to be Webcast; Registration Still Open

WASHINGTON (March 19, 2007) –The North American Securities Administrators Association, Inc. (NASAA) today announced panelists for its public symposium, “Protecting Investors and the Integrity of Financial Markets,” and also set plans to broadcast the event live on the Internet.

The Symposium, which is free and open to the public on a first come, first serve basis, will be held on Thursday, March 22 in the Holeman Lounge of the National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, in Washington, DC. To reserve a seat, please contact Lonnie Martin, at 202-737-0900 or, by 11 a.m. March 20. Onsite registration begins at noon, followed by a light luncheon. The program begins at 12:30 p.m.

To listen to the audio-only webcast, please visit the NASAA website ( or click here. The webcast will begin at 12:30 p.m. (EDT) on March 22 and will be archived on NASAA’s website for later listening.

The Symposium will be moderated by Mercer Bullard, a leader in the fight for shareholder rights, and will feature a diverse panel of experts to respond to recent suggestions that U.S. capital markets are losing their competitive edge because of burdensome regulations and regulators who are aggressively protecting investors. Panelists include:

  • James D. Cox, Professor, Duke University School of Law;
  • Tanya Solov, Illinois Director of Securities;
  • Willis Riccio, Partner, Adler, Pollock & Sheehan;
  • Nancy Smith, Vice President, Investment Services, AARP Financial; and
  • Charles Prestwood, former Enron employee.

NASAA is the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection. Its membership consists of the securities administrators in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, and Mexico.

For more information:
Bob Webster, Director of Communications


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