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Getting up to Speed on the SEC's Conflict Minerals Rules

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

 

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Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act expresses the sense of Congress that the exploitation and trade of "conflict minerals" originating from the Congo region is helping to finance human rights abuse.  In August 2012, the SEC issued final conflict mineral rules and estimates that approximately 6,000 public companies will need to make a filing with the SEC in 2014 regarding conflict mineral activity in 2013. If any conflict minerals – tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (3 T’s and a G) – are necessary to the functionality or production of products manufactured or contracted to be manufactured by a public company, the company is required to make a filing on Form SD, regardless of the origin of the metals or how de minimis the amounts. 

The rules recently survived a challenge in federal district court, and issuers and their counsel who haven't begun to take the steps to satisfy these rules – or even to learn about them – may be in for a shock.

Join us for a discussion of the rules and tips on how to assist your clients in preparing to meet them. Our discussion will be led by James R. Burke, a partner at Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP, who has written and spoken widely on conflict minerals.

 

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Contact:

Jennifer Jones
jjones@bostonbar.org

 

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