WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, November 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of attorneys and federal regulators will gather at the American Bar Association Fall Meeting today in Washington, D.C. The conference will feature 19 committee, 22 subcommittee substantive meetings and 16 CLE programs. The following are just a few of the committees that will present programs; Audit Responses, Corporate Compliance, Corporate Governance, Director and Officer Liability, Federal Regulation of Securities, Institutional Investors, Legal Opinions, Middle Market and Small Business, and Securitization and Structured Finance. Of particular interest this year is the Federal Regulation of Securities luncheon featuring Professor Roberta Karmel who will provide post-election perspectives on the debate regarding political contributions disclosure and a meeting featuring a dialogue with Keith Higgins, Director of the Division of Corporation Finance related to the newest developments. Attorney Laura Anthony, founding partner of the law firm Legal & Compliance, LLC is amongst the lawyers in attendance. "The opportunity to hear Keith Higgins and Professor Karmel expound on their respective topics will be a rare and memorable event," Ms. Anthony said. "Collectively, Keith Higgins and Professor Karmel possess an incredible amount of knowledge and expertise in the fields of securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and international and domestic securities regulation. Everyone in attendance will come away from the dynamic a little wiser." Keith Higgins, who began working at Ropes & Gray in 1983, has been a frequent writer and lecturer on securities law, executive compensation, and corporate governance. He is a past chair of the Federal Regulation of Securities Committee of the American Bar Association. Professor Karmel is widely called upon to teach and lecture all over the world. She is a former Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission, a former Public Director of the New York Stock Exchange, and was in private practice for 30 years.