Rob Fleetwood is a partner at Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP. Mr. Fleetwood concentrates his practice on advising financial institutions on strategic, securities and general corporate matters. He regularly represents financial institutions on public and private securities offerings, recapitalizations, mergers and acquisitions and contract negotiations. Additionally, he works closely with clients on their continued compliance with federal and state securities laws, including reporting under the Securities Exchange Act and with corporate governance.
Mr. Fleetwood is an adjunct professor in banking law at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. He was an adjunct professor of securities law in the graduate program in financial services law at the Chicago Kent College of Law for 5 years. Mr. Fleetwood is also a frequent speaker in the financial institutions and securities law areas to trade associations and professionals.
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Al LaufenbergManaging Director
Al Laufenberg is managing director at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, A Stifel Company. He focuses on full advisory services to depositories and specialty finance (BDCs), and is a member of the firm’s fairness opinion committee. He advises the board of directors, special committees and senior executive offerings of public and privately-owned financial institutions on a wide range of alternatives including M&A and capital raising. Mr. Laufenberg leads the firm’s market leading business development companies (BDCs) investment banking initiative.
Mr. Laufenberg has represented numerous financial institutions (buy and sell side) as well as working with special committees for over 25 years. KBW/Stifel has become a BDC investment banking industry leader under Mr. Laufenberg’s leadership. He has worked on successfully completing over 300 transactions exceeding $60 billion in transaction value for financial institutions. Mr. Laufenberg has worked with KBW/Stifel since the 2005 Stifel acquisition of the Legg Mason capital markets division.
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Breakout I: What The Board Needs To Know In 2023
This breakout session continues the “Need to Know” series that has consistently been a popular highlight at this conference for many years. Gain practical insight on what CEOs and directors need to know in 2023 and beyond.