Financial Regulatory Reform, Remarks by Neal Wolin and John Dugan Highlight ABA 2009 Banking Law Committee Fall Meeting
CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2009 – Impacts of the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency, issues affecting consumer lending, and industry and government litigation and enforcement trends/mitigation are on the agenda for the American Bar Association Banking Law Committee 2009 Fall Meeting, Nov. 12 -14 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Washington, D.C.
The 2009 Fall Meeting of the Banking Law Committee also will feature remarks by Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Neal Wolin and Comptroller of the Currency John Dugan.
The meeting, which provides opportunities for lawyers to update their knowledge of such issues as representation of financial institutions and pending regulatory proposals, will include sessions on regulatory reform, issues and challenges facing in-house counsels, and ethics implications of using social networks. Banking Law is a committee of the ABA Business Law Section.
Sally Miller, chair of the ABA Banking Law Committee, will provide the formal welcome to the 2009 Fall Meeting on Nov. 13. Laurie Schaffer and Christopher Bellini are co-chairs for the meeting while Meaghan Musselman is session vice chair.
Meeting highlights include:
Friday, Nov. 13:
- Financial Regulatory Reform, Part I, 8:30 a.m.
- Keynote Speech by Neal Wolin, deputy secretary of Treasury, 9:15 a.m.
- Financial Regulatory Reform, Part II, 10 a.m.
- Industry and Government Litigation and Enforcement Trends/Mitigation, 11:30 a.m.
- Luncheon Speaker, John Dugan, comptroller of the currency, 1 p.m.
- View from the Hill, 2 p.m.
- A Conversation with Bank General Counsels, 3 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 22:
- Credit Card Act Implementation Issues, TILA and Regulation Z, and Reverse Mortgages, 9 a.m.
- Agency Counsels Discussion, 10 a.m.
Closing Remarks, noon
With approximately 60,000 members, the ABA Section of Business Law is one of the association’s largest sections. It provides business lawyers with education and analysis that furthers their development and improvement of business law while helping its members serve their clients competently, efficiently and professionally. Additionally, the section serves as the ABA forum that determines policy positions on laws and regulations that govern business and commerce with members and committees routinely engaged in activities that shape and refine the law.
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