The things you find reading through the schedule for the American Association for Justice's annual convention, set for July 9-13 in New York City.
The CLE program of the Business Torts section, "New Business Trial Strategies with New Laws," concentrates on possibilities for suing under last year's financial reform legislation, the Dodd-Frank law. Goals of the session:
1. Identify specific changes in the law
2. Identify how to use the new law in business litigation
3. Identify methods of winning trials with the new laws
The first session is "The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act"
- Investment advisors
- Credit swaps
- Fiduciary duties
- Fund managers
- Pay to play
The entry lists Joseph P. Borg as the presenter. Borg is director of the Alabama Securities Commission. Is that usual, for a regulator to be speaking to a group dedicated to suing the same people he regulates?
The Birmingham News profiled Borg in 2010, "Joe Borg, Alabama Securities Commission boss, has reputation of being tough on crooks."
Note (10:50 p.m.): We changed the headline to correctly refer to Borg's title, Director of the Alabama Securities Commission.