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NIRI-NY Presents a Look Inside the SEC with Harvey Pitt

November 11, 2009

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The New York Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI-NY) will present a thought-provoking and timely discussion on the inner workings of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Tuesday, November 17, 2009.

The program features former SEC Chairman, Harvey Pitt, who will give his insight into how a former SEC Chairman views the current economic environment and the SEC, and what's ahead for the regulatory environment and enforcement in 2010.

Mr. Pitt is currently Chief Executive Officer of the global business consulting firm, Kalorama Partners, LLC, and a frequent commentator on corporate, financial, regulatory and economic developments in the press and on television. He served as the twenty-sixth Chairman of the SEC from 2001-2003, leading the SEC through the market disruptions following the tragic events of 9/11. During his Chairmanship, Mr. Pitt also created the SEC's "real time" enforcement program and led the agency's adoption of dozen of rules required by Sarbanes-Oxley in response to the corporate and accounting malfeasance of the 90s. Mr. Pitt had been General Counsel of the SEC, from 1975-1978. For nearly a quarter century prior to rejoining the SEC as Chairman, Mr. Pitt was a senior corporate partner at the international law firm, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. He has also been an adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University, George Washington University, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. He teaches a seminar on Corporate Governance at the Yale Law School.

Jeff Morgan, President and Chief Executive Officer of NIRI National, will be introducing the speaker and moderating the Q&A. Mr. Morgan became NIRI's CEO in January 2008 after a successful track record of more than 18 years in professional association management. Prior to joining NIRI, Mr. Morgan was Chief Operating Officer of the Futures Industry Association.

Sponsored by Ipreo and PR Newswire, the discussion will take place at The Westin Times Square Hotel at 43rd Street and Eighth Avenue. Registration and networking begins at 5:30 pm, with the program beginning promptly at 6:00 pm. A networking reception will follow at 7:00 pm. The event cost is $50 for NIRI members and $75 for non-members. More information is available at To register, email: To prepay, go to and make payable to

NIRI-NY, the founding chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), is also its largest with over 650 members. Founded in 1969, NIRI is a professional association of corporate officers and investor relations consultants responsible for communication among corporate management, the investing public and the financial community. NIRI members represent the majority of the largest publicly held corporations in the U.S. as well as many small and mid-sized companies. With over 4,300 members in 35 chapters around the country, NIRI sets the highest standards in education to advance the practice of investor relations and meet the growing professional development needs of those engaged in the field. For more information, visit

Kate McKay, VP - Communications, NIRI-NY Chapter
Director, Global Marketing & Communications


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