NIRI Rocky Mountain Chapter
Jan 4, 2012

January NIRI Meeting to Discuss Legal Overview of What IROs Need to Know

DENVER--()--The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) announced that its January 10, 2012 luncheon session will feature a panel discussion on a legal overview of what IROs need to know. Ever-changing legislation requires public companies to stay abreast of the latest rulings. This informative, interactive panel features prominent Denver-area attorneys who will discuss important regulatory topics affecting all publicly traded companies, including the latest on Dodd-Frank, recent SEC developments and areas of interest, and other proposed rules/issues to watch.

The panel will be led by M. Sean Radcliffe, Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel Corporate- Chief Compliance Officer for IHS Inc.



M. Sean Radcliffe
Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel--Corporate
Chief Compliance Officer
IHS Inc.

Working closely with the company's board and leadership team, Sean is the lead corporate counsel with responsibility for securities matters, corporate governance, the intellectual property portfolio, and the complex regulatory issues that face a global public company. He also supports the Secretary and General Counsel as Assistant Secretary to the Board. In addition, he leads the company's compliance program and oversees the risk management organization. Sean joined IHS in 2004 to take the company public. Prior to joining IHS, Sean was in-house counsel for WilTel Communications during its rise as a public company, its successful reorganization in a New York bankruptcy court, and the sale of the business. Sean also spent many years in private practice in Tulsa, Oklahoma, advising public and private companies on complex business transactions, securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, and corporate governance.

About the panelists:
Keir D. Gumbs
Covington & Burling LLP

Keir D. Gumbs is a partner with Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C. He advises public and private companies, non-profit organizations, institutional investors and other clients in corporate, corporate governance, securities regulation and transactional matters. Mr. Gumbs' clients include small, medium and large cap companies, non-profit organizations, public pension funds and other institutional investors. Mr. Gumbs' career includes six years of service with the SEC, where, immediately prior to joining Covington & Burling in 2005, he served as Counsel to SEC Commissioner Roel C. Campos.

Lucy Stark
Holland & Hart

Ms. Stark’s practice is focused on corporate finance transactions including public and private debt and equity offerings; corporate governance and disclosure issues; mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; and venture capital financing. Ms. Stark has represented public and private companies, including master limited partnerships (MLPs), in connection with financings and corporate restructurings as well as numerous debt and equity securities offerings, and debt tender offers. Ms. Stark provides general corporate and securities advice to many clients and her work has included fiduciary duty advice and disclosure advice, as well as crisis management related to litigation and financial restatements for public company clients. Ms. Stark has experience in a variety of industries including oil and gas, LOHAS, mining, medical device manufacturing, technology, mutual funds, microchip manufacturing, telecommunications, and retail. Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Ms. Stark spent nine years as an attorney at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, LLP.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012
11:30 AM - Check-in
12:00 - 1:15 PM - Lunch and Presentation


Denver Athletic Club
1325 Glenarm Place, Denver
NIRI Members: $38
Non-Members: $55

To register in advance, go to:

About NIRI and the Rocky Mountain Chapter

With more than 3,500 members in 32 chapters around the country, the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) sets the highest standards in education designed to advance the practice of investor relations and meet the growing professional development needs of those engaged in the field. The Rocky Mountain Chapter represents most of the major public companies in the Rocky Mountain region with a membership that averages about 75 corporate practitioners, IR consultants and IR-related service providers. The chapter holds regular monthly meetings and special events featuring experts on leading issues affecting publicly traded companies and the investor relations profession. For more information on the Rocky Mountain Chapter, please visit its Website at


Rocky Mountain Chapter, National Investor Relations Institute
Cary Jernigan, 303-262-0713
Secretary & Chair, Communications