Register for NABL's New Ethics Teleconference 

Join NABL Board Member Jason Akers, Foley & Judell, and panelists Ryan Callender, Squire Patton Boggs, and Gina Buser, CEO, Traveling Coaches, Inc., as they take an in-depth look at the ethical issues surrounding bond counsel practice in municipal finance transactions and the application of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. There will be an emphasis on the effects of cyber-security and risks associated with everyday technology.

 

Panelists will also discuss technology's interaction with Model Rules relating to client confidentiality, file retention and competency, and provide tips for protecting both client communications and client data.

 

Sign-up here for the December 12 teleconference!



 

Couldn't make it to BAW this year? Follow along on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtag #2018NABLBAW and #builtbybonds. View some of the highlights, special events, panel sessions, attendees, and so much more online! Don't forget to mark next year's BAW in your calendar on September 11-13, 2019 at the Fairmont Chicago. 
Couldn't make it to BAW this year? Follow along on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtag #2018NABLBAW and #builtbybonds. View some of the highlights, special events, panel sessions, attendees, and so much more online! Don't forget to mark next year's BAW in your calendar on September 11-13, 2019 at the Fairmont Chicago. 
Couldn't make it to BAW this year? Follow along on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtag #2018NABLBAW and #builtbybonds. View some of the highlights, special events, panel sessions, attendees, and so much more online! Don't forget to mark next year's BAW in your calendar on September 11-13, 2019 at the Fairmont Chicago. 

Submit Feedback on New Amendments to Rule 15c2-12

As a reminder, NABL’s Securities Law and Disclosure Committee is seeking feedback regarding the new amendments to Rule 15c2-12. We have received some feedback already but would like more. 

NABL Member Feedback Request
: We are asking you to send us your list of areas of concern or any provisions for which clarification would be helpful as you work with your clients to modify and update disclosure procedures in anticipation of the February 27, 2019 compliance date. Upon collection of this feedback, NABL’s Securities Law and Disclosure committee will discuss next steps, which may include direct communication with the SEC. All responses will remain confidential. Please respond by November 15, 2018.  Read more.

 

Internal Revenue Service Advisory Committee's Role Set to Expand

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Committee’s (IRSAC) role will expand in 2019 to include areas currently covered by both the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC) and the Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT) and that the ACT as a separate advisory committee will no longer exist.  Many NABL members have participated on the ACT over the years and have worked on helpful projects important to the tax-exempt bond community.  The merger of the ACT into the larger advisory committee means that there will no longer be a targeted advisory committee specific to the issues we care about most, and appears to mean that there will be fewer members focused on those issues.  Read More