CCSL: Directors Forum Bonus Session

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CCSL: Directors Forum Bonus Session

This event occurred in the past

Date and Time

  • Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.


Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




"Regulatory and Legal Issues in the Year Ahead: What Directors, Shareowners, and Management Should Know"

Presented By
The University of San Diego School of Law's Center for Corporate & Securities Law



There is no charge to attend the event, but reservations are required


The University of San Diego School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and certifies that this activity is approved for 2.0 hours of general credit.

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Directors Forum 2013

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Location & Directions

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
Peace & Justice Theatre
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego CA 92110

From the North From the South From the East
> Use I-5 South
> Exit Sea World Dr. &
Tecolote Rd.
> Proceed left at stoplight
toward Morena Blvd.
> Turn right on Morena Blvd.
> Left on Napa
> Left on Linda Vista Rd.
> Turn left on Marian Way
for West Entrance
to campus
> Use I-5 North
> Exit Morena Blvd.
(signs will say: Morena
Blvd. use I-8 East)
> Stay to the right and follow
signs for Morena Blvd.
> Take the first right onto
Linda Vista Rd.
> Turn left on Marian Way
for West Entrance
to campus
> Use I-8 West
> Exit at Morena Blvd.
> Go right onto
Linda Vista Rd.
> Turn left on Marian Way
for West Entrance
to campus

From all directions, once you enter the west entrance, stop by the parking kiosk for a complimentary visitor permit, then:

  • Proceed up the hill to the Institute for Peace & Justice, which will be the first building on your right side (across from Mother Rosalie Hill Hall)
  • Then make a right on Camino Way (first 4-way stop).
  • Turn right in the first driveway for parking.
  • After you park, go to the 1st floor.
  • Check-in is located in the Rotunda.
  • Campus Map. Look for building #12 on the map.


Lynn Turner

Lynn Turner is the former Chief Accountant of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the current Managing Director of LitiNomics, an economics and forensic consulting firm. He was a partner in Coopers & Lybrand, now PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has served as a director on corporate, pension and mutual fund boards. He has served as an expert and arbitration panel member.

Frank Partnoy

Professor Frank Partnoy is the author of F.I.A.S.C.O., Infectious Greed, The Match King, and – most recently – WAIT: The Art and Science of Delay. Formerly an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and a practicing corporate lawyer, he is one of the world’s leading experts on market regulation and is a frequent commentator for the Financial Times, the New York Times, NPR, and CBS’s 60 Minutes. Partnoy is a graduate of Yale Law School and is the George E. Barrett Professor of Law and Finance and the founding director of the Center for Corporate and Securities Law at the University of San Diego.

Koji F. Fukumura

Koji F. Fukumura is Co-Chair of Cooley LLP’s Securities Litigation Practice Group, and is resident in the firm’s San Diego office and also part time in the Colorado office. Mr. Fukumura's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including the defense of securities class actions, derivative suits, M&A-related class actions and government investigations. He regularly conducts internal investigations for boards as well as their audit and special litigation committees. Mr. Fukumura also counsels public companies, directors, officers, and principal shareholders about a wide range of issues relating to corporate governance, antitrust/unfair competition, FCPA, SEC enforcement, insider trading, disclosure obligations under and compliance with federal and state securities laws. His nationwide practice includes representation of companies such as Gateway, Inc., Qualcomm, Inc., Genoptix, Inc., Smith Micro Software, Inc., Brocade, Charlotte-Russe Holdings, The Titan Corporation, Quest Software, Inc., Gemstar TV-Guide and SAIC. He is currently a Co-Chair of the Securities Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation and was a Co-Chair of that Committee's SEC Enforcement Subcommittee. Mr. Fukumura has been repeatedly honored in San Diego Super Lawyers as one of the "Top 50 Lawyers in San Diego" (2009-2012) and has been named in that publication's category of "Securities Litigation" (2007-2012). He was named the 2013 Lawyer of the Year for Securities Litigation (San Diego) and the 2012 and 2013 Lawyer of the Year for Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation (San Diego) by Best Lawyers in America. He was also named to Best Lawyers in the categories of Commercial Litigation (2009-2013), Securities Law (2009-2013), Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions (2012-2013) and Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (2012-2013). He has been recognized in Euromoney's Benchmark Litigation Guide of Leading Firms and Lawyers as one of California's "litigation stars" (2010-2013). He holds the highest peer-reviewed rating (AV) by Martindale Hubble.

The Honorable Ronald S. Prager

The Honorable Ronald S. Prager is a Judge of the San Diego Superior Court. He began his judicial service in 1988. Judge Prager has been a civil independent calendar judge presiding over a wide spectrum of civil cases, including complex statewide coordinated tobacco class actions, natural gas antitrust cases, and a range of corporate and securities disputes. He is a frequent panelist on civil litigation topics before various bar associations, Inns of Court and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. Judge Prager has served as a judicial advisor to the Executive Committee of the Litigation Section of the State Bar of California, and is a co-author of CEB’s California Summary Judgment. Judge Prager is a graduate of the Gould School of Law of the University of Southern California.

Darren J. Robbins

Darren J. Robbins is a founding Partner of Robbins, Geller, Rudman, & Dowd LLP. He has been named California Lawyer Attorney of the Year and recognized as one of the nation’s top securities litigators by several prestigious organizations, including The American Lawyer. He has extensive experience in federal and state securities class action litigation. Mr. Robbins has recovered billions of dollars for shareholders while serving as lead counsel in numerous securities class actions, including In re UnitedHealth Grp. Inc. PSLRA Litig. ($925 million recovery and sweeping corporate governance reforms); In re TXU Sec. Litig. ($150 million recovery plus significant corporate governance reforms); In re Prison Realty Sec. Litig. ($120 million recovery); and In re Dollar Gen. Sec. Litig. ($172.5 million recovery). In January 2007, Mr. Robbins was recognized as one of The American Lawyer's Young Litigators 45 and Under for making significant strides in the securities litigation field. Similarly, Mr. Robbins received the California Lawyer Attorney of the Year Award in 2004 for his role as lead counsel in In re Hanover Compressor Sec. Litig., which resulted in an $85 million recovery for shareholders and landmark corporate governance reforms. Mr. Robbins is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars and has lectured on a wide-range of topics related to securities litigation such as the Influence of Pension Schemes on Corporate Governance in 2011.


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