Agenda

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Vermont Law School | Friday, September 27, 2013 | 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

9:00 AM: OPENING REMARKS
President and Dean Marc Mihaly
Professor of Law Janet Milne

9:15 – 10:30 AM: ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS & DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
Sponsored by the Environmental Law Society

Moderator: Pat Parenteau

Shakeb Afsah
An International Perspective on Environmental Disclosure

Mark Cohen
Can Information Disclosure Policies Help Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

Katrina Kuh
Environmental Disclosure: Individuals as Audience and Subject

Matthew McFeeley
Environmental Disclosure: Lessons from the Fracking Context

Shailesh Sahay
Benefits of Disclosure Versus Protection of Innovation Across Diverse Business Areas

10:35 – 11:50 AM: FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES AS REGULATION
Sponsored by the Business Law Society

Moderator: Jennifer Taub

Susan L. Donegan
Financial Services Regulation: Balancing Confidentiality with a Need to Know

Joan MacLeod Heminway
Investor and Market Protection in the Crowdfunding Era: Disclosing to and for the “Crowd”

Sanford Lewis
Securities Law as An Environmental and Human Rights Accountability Framework

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy
The SEC and Dark Political Money

11:55 – 12:55 PM: LUNCH

1:00 – 1:45 PM: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Sponsored by the Women’s Law Group

Katherine McFate
Disclosure: An Effective Tool or Fruitless Charade in the Struggle to Improve Corporate Behavior?

1:45 – 2:00 PM: COFFEE BREAK

2:00 – 3:15 PM: INFORMATION DISCLOSURE THROUGH FOOD & PRODUCT LABELING
Sponsored by the Food & Agricultural Law Society and the Center for Agriculture & Food Systems

Moderator: Laurie Beyranevand

Christine DeLorme
Whole Truths and Half Truths: Disclosure and the FTC Act

Brian Dunkiel
Are Consumers the New Environmental Regulator?

George Kimbrell
The Constitutionality of State Genetically Engineered Food Labeling

Walter Olson
Five Train Wrecks of Information Disclosure Policy

David Zuckerman

3:20 – 4:20 PM: A DEBATE ON CAMPAIGN FINANCE DISCLOSURE
Sponsored by the Federalist Society

Moderator: Ross Sneyd

Debaters:

Tara Malloy
and
Bradley Smith

4:30 – 5:30 PM: RECEPTION