January 04, 2018

Federal Reserve Board’s Randal K. Quarles to speak at ABA Banking Law Meeting in D.C.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2018 — Randal K. Quarles, a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C., will be the keynote speaker during the American Bar Association Business Law Section’s 2018 Banking Law Committee Meeting, Jan. 18-20 at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C.

Quarles will be the keynote luncheon speaker on Friday, Jan. 19. Quarles took office as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on Oct. 13, 2017, to fill an unexpired term ending on Jan. 31, 2018. He serves as vice chairman for supervision. Prior to his appointment, Quarles was founder and managing director of the Cynosure Group, a Utah-based investment firm. Before founding Cynosure Group, he was a partner at The Carlyle Group, a private equity firm based in Washington.

What:   2018 Banking Law Committee Meeting
            Sponsored by the ABA Business Law Section

When:  Jan. 18-20, 2018

Where: The Ritz-Carlton
            1150 22nd St. NW
            Washington, D.C. 20037

Friday’s program kicks off at 8:30 a.m. with keynote remarks by Scott Alvarez, former general counsel of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

Program highlights include:

“Agency General Counsels’ Discussion” — The general counsels of the Federal Reserve System (Mark Van Der Weide), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (Charles Yi) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Mary McLeod) will share thoughts on their current priorities and what’s ahead for 2018.
Friday, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Salon I & II

“An Update on Financial Services M&A” — A panel of government and private sector experts will discuss trends and anticipated future developments with respect to financial services mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings and similar transactions. Panelists will include Adam J. Cohen, counsel, Federal Reserve; and Stephen A. Lybarger, deputy comptroller,  Licensing, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
Friday, 2-3 p.m., Salon I & II

“The Good and the Bad: Trends in Regulatory Enforcement” — Enforcement experts from government agencies and law firms will provide insights into the latest developments across the enforcement landscape, including in the area of supervisory access to information that is subject to privilege. Panelists will include Charles Steele, deputy chief counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency; and Richard M. Ashton, deputy general counsel, Federal Reserve Board.
Friday, 4:15-5:15 p.m., Salon I & II

“Regulatory Reform: The Road Ahead” —  Panelists, including Jared Sawyer, deputy assistant secretary for Financial Institutions Policy at the U.S. Department of Treasury, will discuss the key regulatory reforms recommended by Treasury in a series of reports issued in 2017. The panel will also identify areas where agency action is most likely to materialize, particularly given new agency leadership.
Saturday, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Salon I & II

A complete program 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 Robert.Robinson@americanbar.org.

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