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Byron Egan, Steve Jacobs, and Stephanie Chandler Speak at Securities Regulation and Business Law Conference

Jackson Walker partners Bryon Egan, Steve Jacobs, and Stephanie Chandler will speak at the 35th Annual Conference on Securities Regulation and Business Law on February 8, 2013, in Austin, Texas.

Mr. Egan will moderate a panel on "How Recent Fiduciary Duty Cases Affect Advice to Directors and Officers of Delaware and Texas Corporations," a discussion about the fiduciary issues that directors and officers have in the current M&A market and the lessons to be learned from recent decisions of courts in Delaware and Texas.

Mr. Jacobs' and Ms. Chandler's presentation, "Enterprise Data Security For The Securities Lawyer," will address corporate governance risk management and public company reporting compliance obligations.

To view their PowerPoint presentation, CLICK HERE.

The conference is a two–day event held by the University of Texas School of Law with leading securities law experts from Texas, New York, and Delaware. To find out more about this event or to register, CLICK HERE.

Mr. Egan is engaged in a corporate, partnership, securities, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and financing practice. Mr. Egan has extensive experience in business entity formation and governance matters, M&A, and financing transactions in a wide variety of industries including energy, financial, and technology. In addition to handling transactions, he advises boards of directors and their audit, compensation, and special committees with respect to fiduciary duty, Sarbanes–Oxley Act, special investigation, and other issues. Mr. Egan received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Texas. After law school, he served as a law clerk for Judge Irving L. Goldberg on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Mr. Egan is Senior Vice Chair and Chair of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association Mergers and Acquisitions Committee.

Mr. Jacobs's practice emphasizes securities transactions, reporting and compliance; mergers and acquisitions; and general corporate work. He represents both private and public companies, including those in the energy, high technology and health care industries. He acts as general counsel for several public and private companies and has represented clients listed on the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE–AMEX and NASDAQ. Mr. Jacobs has extensive experience in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities and has represented both public and private companies in their acquisition and divestiture activities. Mr. Jacobs also has played a leadership role in a number of in–court and out–of–court restructurings. Mr. Jacobs received his B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania, he received his M.B.A. from Tulane University, and he received his J.D., cum laude, from the Tulane University School of Law.

Ms. Chandler's practice emphasizes securities transactions, reporting and compliance; mergers and acquisitions; technology licensing and commercialization, and general corporate work. She assists clients with both the formation of organizations, public and private offering of securities, governance issues and shareholder proxy contests, as well as Securities Act and Exchange Act compliance matters. Her clients include startup companies commercializing innovations in information technology and biotechnology; private investors and private equity and venture capital firms; and large privately held and publicly traded companies. Industries she serves include software, health care and life sciences, oil and gas, energy trading, transportation and logistics, educational institutions, and construction. Ms. Chandler received her B.S.B.A., with highest distinction, from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was the Articles Editor for the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology.
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