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October 23, 2002


DALLAS (SMU) -- Securities and Exchange Commissioner Harvey Goldschmid will be the featured speaker at SMU's 10th annual Corporate Counsel Symposium Friday, Nov. 1, at 11:45 a.m. in the Hotel Inter-Continental, 15201 Dallas Parkway, Addison, Texas.

Goldschmid will speak on the topic "Post-Enron Reform: An SEC Perspective." On-site registration is $275. Participants will be provided with lunch and program materials and may receive up to six and a half hours of continuing legal education credits, including two hours of ethics. For more information, contact SMU's Dedman School of Law 2002 Corporate Counsel Symposium at 214-768-2594 or visit

Organized and presented by the SMU Law Review Association, the Corporate Counsel Symposium is a special forum that brings together law firm attorneys with in-house corporate counselors to hear the latest developments in legal business management. More than 100 attorneys are expected to attend this year's symposium.

This year's 11 topics of interest cover mostly the sweeping regulatory changes in board governance and corporate securities following a year of Wall Street scandals. Topics include "Revenue Recognition-Materiality Dilemmas in Disclosure Practice," "Recent Developments at the Securities and Exchange Commission," "Under the Microscope: Conducting Corporate Investigations Under Increased Scrutiny After 2001-2002," "Recent Developments in Director and Officer Insurance," "In-House Counsel's Role in Managing Catastrophic Situations," "Recent Developments in Corporate Tax Law," "NYSE & NASDAQ Corporate Governance and Listing Standard Reform," "Mergers & Acquisitions," "Top Ten Securities and Exchange Commission Enforcement Developments of 2002," and "A View from the ISS/Corporate Governance."

In addition to these topics, there will be a panel discussion "Dealing with the Outside Auditor," with panelists Ann Marie Cowdrey, corporate counsel for Belo Corp.; O. George Everbach, senior vice president of law and government affairs for Kimberly-Clark Corporation; Charles R. Lotter, executive vice president, secretary and general counsel for JCPenney Company Inc.; and Elaine E. Whitbeck, vice president, associate general counsel/assistant secretary for Alcon Laboratories Inc.

D. Gilbert Friedlander, senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for EDS, will moderate the panel discussion.

The sponsor's of the 10th annual Corporate Counsel Symposium are Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P.; Andrews & Kurth, L.L.P.; Baker Botts, L.L.P.; Bracewell & Patterson, L.L.P.; Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, L.L.P.; Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.; Gardere, Wynne, Sewell, L.L.P.; Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.; Jackson Walker, L.L.P.; Jenkens & Gilchrist, P.C.; Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue; Kane, Russell, Coleman & Logan, P.C.; Locke, Liddell & Sapp, L.L.P.; Strasburger & Price, L.L.P.; Thompson & Knight, L.L.P.; Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P.; Weil, Gotshal & Manges, L.L.P.; and Winstead, Sechrest & Minick, P.C.