Social Media

2010 Webinar - Social Media: Potential Opportunities and Pitfalls

Social Media: Potential Opportunities and Pitfalls
May 27, 1:00 pm – 2:15pm EDT

Presenter: Michele Gibbons, Mayer Brown
Moderator: Valerie Baruch, Assistant General Counsel, IAA


Social networking sites offer a new and powerful medium to communicate with and educate clients, as well as network with other firms. There are, however, numerous regulatory implications for investment adviser firms to consider when using these sites. This webinar will address how social networking sites can be employed effectively by investment advisers and their employees. The webinar will also explore the regulatory issues, including advertising and books and records requirements, that chief compliance officers must consider in permitting their use by employees and the firm.

MICHELE (Mitch) LEW GIBBONS is a member of the Financial Services Regulatory and Enforcement practice of Mayer Brown. She conducts a comprehensive securities regulatory and compliance practice with a particular focus on investment adviser, broker-dealer and private investment fund matters. Specifically, she counsels investment advisers, broker-dealers, and private investment funds, including private equity funds, hedge funds, funds of funds and registered investment companies on organizational, regulatory, compliance and transactional matters and advises companies and investors in related transactions. She also advises clients on regulatory issues involving anti-money laundering, privacy, disaster recovery, insider trading and international securities issues. She is a frequent speaker at national and industry conferences and contributes to several industry publications.


To purchase a recording of this webinar, please complete a payment form and return it to IAA Director of Meetings and Events Lisa Gillette at or at (202) 293-4223 (Fax).