January 09, 2020

ABA Business Law Section to host Banking Law Meeting Jan. 17-18 in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2020 — Government officials from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors will be among top industry leaders and regulators gathering to discuss the latest in banking law during the American Bar Association’s Banking Law Committee Meeting 2020 being held Jan. 17-18 at the Ritz Carlton in Washington, D.C.

What:  
Banking Law Committee Meeting 2020
Sponsored by ABA Business Law Section

When: 
Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 17-18

Where:
Ritz Carlton Washington
1150 22nd Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

The Friday, Jan. 17, session will feature two keynote addresses. Heath P. Tarbert, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, will deliver the opening address from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Randal K. Quarles, vice chair for supervision for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, will deliver the keynote luncheon address from 12:15-1:45 p.m.

Other program highlights include:

“Agency General Counsels’ Discussion” — General counsels Mark Van Der Weide of the Federal Reserve Board, Nick Podsiadly of the FDIC, Jonathan Gould of the OCC and Mary McLeod of CFPB will share thoughts on their current priorities and what’s ahead for 2020.

Friday, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Salon I & II

“Bigtech, Fintech and the Future of Banking” — Bigtech and fintech firms would like to get more involved in providing traditional banking products and services, but they are running into legal and policy roadblocks. This panel will identify the opportunities that nontraditional players see, as well as the value that they think they can provide. Panelists are Karen Shaw Petrou, managing partner, Federal Financial Analytics, Washington, D.C.; Lee Carter, CEO, Rakuten Bank America, Salt Lake City, Utah; Noah Richmond, payments global regulatory and compliance lead, Google, Menlo Park, Calif.; Charles Yi, partner, Arnold & Porter, Washington, D.C.; and Mitch Eitel, Sullivan & Cromwell, New York.

Friday, 2-3 p.m., Salon I & II

“Trends in Regulatory Enforcement” — The heads of the banking agency enforcement programs will discuss recent enforcement actions and trends. The panelists will discuss actions both against banks/firms and institution-affiliated parties. Panelists are Monica Fuentes Freas, director of enforcement, OCC; Jason Gonzalez, special counsel, FBG; and Seth Rosebrock, acting senior counsel, FDIC.

Saturday, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Salon I & II

“Volcker, Control, Tailoring and More: A Saturday Morning ‘Hot Topics’ Review” — Panelists will address the latest regulatory developments impacting financial institutions, with particular emphasis on changes to the Volcker Rule and longstanding control and brokered deposits rules, as well as efforts to tailor capital and liquidity requirements.  Panelists are Meg Tahyar, partner, Davis Polk, New York; Hugh Conroy, partner, Cleary Gottlieb, Washington, D.C.; Curtis Tao, managing director and deputy general counsel, Citigroup, New York; Kieran Fallon, senior deputy general counsel, PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., Washington, D.C.; Laurie Schaffer, deputy general counsel, FBG, Washington, D.C.

Saturday, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Salon I & II

The complete schedule can be viewed online.

This event is open to members of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Robert Robinson at Robert.Robinson@americanbar.org

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