March 27, 2017

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to speak at ABA Business Law Conference, April 6-8

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2016 — New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will be the keynote luncheon speaker at the American Bar Association’s 2017 Business Law Section Spring Meeting, April 6-8 in New Orleans. The two-term mayor and practicing attorney will speak on Friday, April 7, from 12:30 to 2:15 p.m.  He will share insight about the city’s Hurricane Katrina disaster recovery initiatives and its World Cultural Economic Forum.

Business Law Spring Meeting
Sponsored by the ABA Business Law Section

Thursday-Saturday, April 6-8

Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Ave.
New Orleans, La. 70113

Business law experts, including representatives from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Trade Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission, will discuss such topics as the recent developments in fair lending, bankruptcy, privacy and data security, mergers and acquisitions and European Union cross-border governance in the wake of Brexit.

Other program highlights include:

“The Emerging Challenges to Businesses in Managing Risk in the New Era of Regulatory Enforcement” — With a new president and administration, the panel will discuss changes and accompanying risks that companies can anticipate in the new regulatory enforcement landscape. The panel will discuss the priorities of government regulators and enforcement authorities in the new administration and what organizations will need to do to manage their risks.
Thursday, Strand 10B, Level 2, 8-9 a.m.

 “The CFPB at Six Years: Reflections on Jurisdiction, ‘Abusive,’ and the Election’s Impact” — The panel, including the CFPB’s Kristen Donoghue, principal deputy enforcement director, and Kate Larson, vice president, regulatory counsel for the Consumer Bankers Association in Washington, D.C., will review the CFPB’s enforcement cases and supervision actions that drew jurisdictional challenges and industry scrutiny, including cases alleging “abusive” acts and practices. The panel includes some of the earliest CFPB employees, who may also discuss President Trump’s approach to the CFPB and its regulations.
Thursday, Celestin D, Level 3, 9–10 a.m.

“Developments in EU Cross-Border Governance” — Starting this year, European Union companies are subject to new corporate reporting regulations that mandate disclosure of data on environmental, social, governance and human rights performance. For U.S. companies considering corporate inversions, U.S. Treasury rules and the changing European legal and regulatory landscapes have complicated the question of whether the tax benefits outweigh the challenges. The panel will address this and other cross-border governance issues that can affect U.S. companies.
Thursday, Strand 12B, Level 2, 2:30–4 p.m.

“The State of Consumer Protection Initiatives and the Bank Examination Privilege” — Panelists will address significant, recent regulatory violations or observations, and discuss how those findings have informed their distinct compliance examination, enforcement and educational initiatives. Additionally, the panel will discuss recent evidentiary issues in the application of the bank examination privilege and subsequent effects on banking litigation and regulatory initiatives. Speakers include the CFPB’s Peggy Twohig, assistant director for supervision policy, CFPB, Washington, D.C.; and Mauricio Videla, commissioned examiner, CFPB, New York, N.Y.
Friday, Celestin D, Level 3, 9-10:30 a.m.

“Charters, Partnerships and Beyond: The Changing Landscape of FinTech Bank Licensing Strategy” — This panel, including speaker Stephen Lybarger, deputy comptroller of the Currency, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Washington, D.C., will discuss the shifting landscape for FinTech companies choosing among licensing strategies. The discussion will include legal developments affecting viability and attractiveness of bank partnerships and charters.
Friday, Celestin D, Level 3, 3:30–5 p.m.

A complete schedule can be found online.

There is no charge for media covering this event. To register, please contact Robert Robinson at 202-662-1097 or

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