May 22, 2017

The Michigan Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems has selected Cohen Milstein Partner Carol V. Gilden to participate in a panel discussing Trump-era regulatory and legal reforms at its Spring Conference in May at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa.

The panel will look at how the Trump administration and Republican-controlled Congress have fared in fulfilling their pledge to encourage capital formation and consumer choice by rolling back laws and regulations that were actually designed to protect investors. Targets for re-examination include a Department of Labor rule requiring brokers to act as fiduciaries and parts of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act aimed at curtailing bank practices seen as contributing to the 2008 financial crisis.

Ms. Gilden and the other panelists will weigh the potential impact on institutional investors of these and other issues, such as the Supreme Court’s upcoming review of claims preserved by class action in California Public Employees’ Retirement v. ANZ Securities.

The session is entitled: "Incoming! How the New Administration’s Approach to Securities Laws and Regulations Affects Investors and Markets; Supreme Court review of Claims Preserved by Class Actions and Impact on Portfolio Monitoring.” More information about the 2017 MAPERS Spring Conference can be found here.