March 18, 2003

The Anderson School at UCLA will hold the sixth annual Galef Symposium on corporate governance and equity offerings. The day-long event will feature several distinguished leaders from the world of corporate governance, who will examine the current and long-term state of the world's equity markets, as well as the vital role corporate governance plays in the stability and overall success of corporations. A panel of experts will discuss:
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act — amend or repeal?
  • How Sarbanes-Oxley will postpone the economic recovery
  • The potential loss of jobs as companies give up on the public capital markets for growth capital
  • CEOs opportunity cost in complying with new SEC regulations vs. growing companies profits
  • How much Sarbanes-Oxley will cost America's shareholders

Hundreds of business leaders from around the world. Distinguished keynote speakers include:

  • Alfred R. Berkeley, III, vice chairman, the Nasdaq Stock Market
  • James Daly, associate director, Securities and Exchange Commission
  • B. Kenneth West, director, Board of Motorola Inc., chairman, NACD
  • James Heard, Esq., CEO, Institutional Shareholder Services
  • Alfred E. Osborne, Jr., director, Harold Price for Entrepreneurial Studies, The Anderson School at UCLA

Wednesday, March 26, 2003
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
An opening reception and Nasdaq Networking dinner will be held on March 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The Anderson School at UCLA
110 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA

Several speakers will be available for interviews and photos. If you wish to interview any of the speakers at the opening reception or on the day of the conference, please call (310) 206-7707 to arrange details. A comprehensive list of confirmed speakers, along with more information on the conference, can be found at

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