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Hugh Makens

Adjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 368
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
hmakens@wnj.com

J.D. 1964, Northwestern University School of Law; B.S.B.A. 1961, cum laude, Michigan Technological University

  • Current Issues in Securities Regulation
    (Formerly LAW 503) This course will address current issues in securities regulation including: evolving market structures; broker-dealer regulation and inter-relationships with brokerage firms, issuers and customers; investment adviser regulation; advanced issues in private placement; recent developments in SEC investigations, enforcement proceedings and related criminal actions; public company regulation; and professional obligations for attorneys and accountants.

Illinois, Michigan

Hugh Makens has been involved in the securities industry for more than 35 years as an attorney, regulator and adviser. He was a director at the Michigan Corporation & Securities Bureau for the Michigan Department of Commerce (1972-1978) and a trial attorney with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (1966-1972). For more than 35 years he has represented broker-dealers, investment advisers, issuers, regulatory authorities and industry professionals regarding compliance with securities regulatory requirements, investigations and regulatory proceedings. He is the former chair of the firm's Broker-Dealer and Investment Adviser Law and Regulation Practice Group. He is an adjunct professor of securities law at Michigan State University College of Law and a member of the Lexis/Nexis Securities Board of Editors.


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