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18th Annual Rhode Island Attorney General Open Government Summit

Friday, July 29, 2016
8:30 am - 12:00 pm  |  RWU Law, Bristol, RI

8:30 a.m. Registration (2nd Floor Atrium)
9:00 a.m. Summit Begins

RWU Law Alumni Association is proud to co-sponsor the 18th Annual Rhode Island Attorney General Open Government Summit.  Individuals who would like to attend the Open Government Summit need to register with the Office of Attorney General. Seating is limited. Registration for the event can be made calling (401) 274-4400, Ext. 2101, or by sending an email to  Individuals may submit questions in advance and will be answered during the Q&A portion of the Summit at


Directions to the law school.  
GPS address:  10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol



Surviving the Storm 2016: Employee Benefit Compliance & Employment Law Update

Thursday, September 15, 2016
8:00 am - 12:30 pm  |  RWU School of Law, Providence Campus

8:00 - 9:00 AM     Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking
9:00 - 12:30 PM   Seminar

Roger Williams University School of Law
One Empire Plaza - 4th Floor
Providence, RI  02903

Join us for this complimentary seminar co-sponsored by Roger Williams University School of Law, Marsh & McLennan Agency, and Pierce Atwood LLP!

A continental breakfast will be provided.


George Thompson
Director of Compliance & Regulatory Affairs
Marsh & McLennan Agency

Brooks R. Magratten
Pierce Atwood LLP

Mark A. Pogue
Pierce Atwood LLP

Kelli Viera
Managing Consultant
Marsh & McLennan Agency

Cecily Banks
Professor of Experiential Education
Roger Williams University School of Law

The speakers will address:

  • ACA compliance, employer mandated fundamentals, and employee benefit plan design strategies in light of 2016 developments and changes under the Affordable Care Act
  • ERISA developments that impact employee benefit plans
  • Recent cutting edge employment law issues for employers
  • The RWU Law Corporate Counsel Externship Program

Who Should Attend:
The content being discussed is geared toward Corporate Counsel, Compliance Officers, and Vice Presidents and Directors of Human Resources.

This event qualifies towards HR Credits and is anticipated to receive Rhode Island CLE credit.

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The 5th Annual Professor Anthony J. Santoro Business Law Lecture Series

Thursday, September 22, 2016
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm  |  Omni Hotel Providence

Featured Speaker:

Stephen L. Cohen
former Associate Director of Enforcement
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Enforcing Insider Trading at the SEC: Big Changes, Big Challenges

For over ten years, Mr. Cohen, who until recently served as Associate Director of the SEC's Enforcement Division, was at the forefront of the SEC's investigations of insider trading and litigation against those found to have engaged in unlawful activity.  He was intimately involved in helping to set the Division's enforcement policy and working to enforce the rules against insider trading as interpreted by the federal courts.  From this vantage point, Mr. Cohen will explore in his lecture the current complexity and uncertainty of the law of insider trading and make some predictions about the future development of the law.  In doing so he will focus on the development of insider trading law, emphasizing the point that there is no federal statute that prohibits insider trading, but instead a rather vague SEC regulation, Rule 10b-5.  He will also describe shifts in the SEC's enforcement priorities and consider whether the law of insider trading is fit to deal with what is likely to be a significant increase in network hacking cases.

5:00 pm     Registration
5:30 pm     Lecture
6:30 pm     Reception

Omni Hotel Providence
One West Exchange Street
Providence, Rhode Island

Pending approval of one (1) Rhode Island CLE credit, no ethics credit.

We would like to thank all of our generous donors for making this endowed lecture series possible, with sincere appreciation to the following individuals for their leadership support:  Brian C. Ali, Esq. '06, William A. Flanagan '05, Mr. Mario J. Gabelli '92H, Kevin W. Lewis, Esq. '08, John A. Pagliarini Jr., Esq. '99, Kevin P. Sullivan, Esq. '08, Jason B. Van Volkenburgh, Esq. '07.

A special thank you to the following corporate donors:

  • Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
  • Hunter Douglas
  • Hinckley Allen

Alumni, faculty and friends who wish to support The Professor Anthony J. Santoro Business Law Lecture Series Endowment can make a secure online gift at:

Directions to the Omni Hotel Providence.

RSVP to the Office of Programs & Events by September 19 at 401-254-4659 or email