April 28 - 30, 2014

ACG InterGrowth 2014

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ARIA Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, NV

Venable is deeply committed to the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG). ACG is a global organization with 56 chapters and over 14,000 members. Doing business is at the heart of the ACG membership experience. Chapters in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia bring dealmakers together to help them achieve their business and professional goals. Our lawyers serve on the boards of many local chapters. Charles ("Chuck") J. Morton, Jr., Co-Chair of our Corporate Group, is the past Global Chair of the ACG Board. 

We are looking forward to seeing you at our Venable-sponsored events at ACG’s annual conference, InterGrowth 2014:

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Executive Roundtable: "ACG’s SEC Working Group"
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. PT

InterGrowth attendees have the opportunity to participate in two 30-minute executive roundtable discussions on Tuesday morning. Facilitated by top leaders in the M&A community, the topics cover a wide range of subjects focused on the middle market. Venable’s Scott Gluck will be hosting a roundtable dedicated to specific strategies, tactics, challenges and solutions to SEC issues in the middle-market deal space.

        Scott E. Gluck, Counsel, Venable LLP

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Thriving in a Highly Regulated Economy-Three panel sessions
Please join our Venable attorneys and legislative advisors, along with other industry leaders, for our track centered on how businesses are thriving in today’s highly regulated economy. This track will focus on navigating today’s constantly changing regulatory landscape. 

Meet the SEC: A Discussion of SEC Presence Exams and Other Regulatory Issues for Middle Market Private Equity Funds
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. PT

This informative session will discuss how middle-market private equity funds can best navigate today’s changing regulatory landscape. Our notable panel of experts will include Nina Freedman, an Examiner in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE). The panel will discuss how funds can best prepare for SEC presence exams, the current state of regulatory reform, advice on avoiding regulatory pitfalls, ACG public policy initiatives and what investors can expect in 2014 and beyond.

        Scott E. Gluck, Counsel, Venable LLP

        Nina S. Freedman, U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission
        Charles McCusker, Managing Partner, Patriot Capital Group
        Gretchen B. Perkins, Partner, Huron Capital Partners LLC
        Kevin M. Pianko, Partner, WeiserMazars LLP
        Doug Tatum, Chairman of the Board, Member of the Board of Directors, Newport Board Group, LLC

Health, Wealth and Regulation: Investing in the Healthcare Sector
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PT

The healthcare sector is made up of many different industries – from pharmaceuticals and devices to health insurers and hospitals – and each has different regulatory dynamics and uncertainties. Healthcare investing requires a multifaceted approach to understand the myriad of nuances underlying each one. Investors can profit from investments in both the overall sector and/or its industries. This panel will explore the current trends in the healthcare sector, including considerations in investing in pharmaceutical and biotech companies, medical device companies, and facilities, as well as issues surrounding health insurers, hospital consolidation and the Affordable Care Act.

        Hon. Bart Stupak, Partner, Venable LLP

        Ira Gottleib, Principal, WeiserMazars LLP
        Paula Jagemann, CEO & Founder, Someone With LLC
        Paul Kacik, Managing Director, Duff & Phelps Corp.
        Brenda Tranchida, Counsel, Venable LLP

Big Data, Big Bucks, Big Regulation
3:15 p.m – 4:15 p.m. PT

Big data investments continue to rise. Turning “big data” into smarter investment strategies is an acute challenge for investors and asset managers. Our panel will address the rapid developments taking place in the big data industry and the increased investment that has gone along with it. They will discuss how to get deals done in the current regulatory environment, including the ethical and privacy issues and the challenges facing valuators.  

        Chuck Morton, Partner, Venable LLP

        Kelly A. DeMarchis, Associate, Venable LLP
        Bradley A. Fisher, Partner, KPMG LLP
        Matthew R. Morris, Partner, RGL Forensics


Other attorneys from Venable’s Corporate Group attending the conference include: Ronn S. Davids, Frank M. Gasparo, Michael R. Manley, W. Bryan Rakes and Andrew Schmerzler.