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Rick McDonald, John Dickey to Participate in Webcast on Conflict Minerals Rule

Session Will Explain Rule’s Requirements, Key Terms; Will Also Identify Common Obstacles to Compliance

May 3, 2013

Rick McDonald, who leads Dykema’s Securities-Public Company practice, and John Dickey, a member of the Firm whose practice focuses on securities, corporate finance, antitrust and commercial law, will be two of five presenters at a 90-minute webinar, “Conflict Minerals: Early Lessons Learned, from Implementation to Audit.” This webinar, co-sponsored by Dykema and Grant Thornton, is scheduled for Thursday, May 16, 2013 and will start at 11am (ET).

The Conflict Minerals Rule, issued in August 2012 as mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, affects those who certain minerals (such as gold, tantalum, tin or tungsten) as an ingredient in the production or functionality of a manufactured product, and are either an SEC issuer or supplier to an SEC issuer.

Since the SEC has to-date provided limited guidance on the rule, understanding and complying with its requirements has been challenging. This webcast will provide practical help in understanding:

  • Key terms and requirements of the Conflict Minerals Rule
  • How to recognize and avoid common hurdles and obstacles to compliance
  • Design and implement an immediate action plan
  • Reporting and audit requirements
  • Compliance can lead to potential value for your company

This webinar is aimed at Procurement Officers, Compliance Officers, Internal Audit Directors, CFOs and Legal Professionals, and is accredited (1.5 hours CPE; anticipated CLE in California, Illinois and Texas).

To register for the event, click here.