Banking Law Fundamentals: Learn the Basics of Banking Law

Wednesday, June 6–Friday, June 8, 2012
The George Washington University Law School
Stuart Hall, Room 101
2013 G Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20052

Register For Program

GW's Center for Law, Economics & Finance is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Banking Law Fundamentals, an intensive program designed to familiarize participants with the basics of banking law. CLE credit and legal ethics credit will be available. 

This program will provide a comprehensive, 2-1/2 day introduction to banking law for attorneys, consultants, and bank professionals who intend to work in the field. It is also a refresher course for experienced banking law practitioners whose practice has not provided an opportunity for the broad exposure that this course offers. The program will also delve into how the Dodd-Frank Act, the most significant piece of banking legislation since the Great Depression, affects the regulation and activities of banking organizations, and will cover a number of Dodd-Frank-related topics including regulation of systemically important financial institutions, capital requirements, mortgage- and other asset-backed securitizations, and swaps, derivatives, and hedging. The program will also include a two-hour segment on ethical considerations in the representation of banking organizations.

Who Should Register

  • Lawyers at all levels of experience, from entry-level associates to seasoned practitioners who are involved or expect to become involved in banking law.
  • Banking law specialists seeking to expand their knowledge and practices into other growing areas of concentration.
  • All private practitioners who advise their corporate clients on banking law matters.
  • Consultants, accountants, and bank executives seeking a more comprehensive understanding of these important issue.
  • Compliance officers and other in-house control personnel with responsiblity for applying banking regulations and managing banking risks


Courses will be taught by experienced practitioners, current and former regulators, and law professors including: Edward J. McAniff, Karol K. Sparks, Sara A. Kelsey, James E. Scott, Rosemarie Oda, J. Virgil Mattingly, John A. Buchman, and Jeremy R. Newell. 

The program will also feature a special luncheon talk by Julie L. Williams, First Senior Deputy Comptroller of the Currency and Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Registration Fees

Register on or before Friday, May 11 to take advantage of special early pricing.

Early Registration (before May 11 at 11:59 pm):
Government and Public Interest Employees, GW Law Alumni - $750
General Public - $1,000

General Registration (May 12 and after):
Government and Public Interest Employees, GW Law Alumni - $950
General Public - $1,200

Registration fee includes continental breakfast each morning, lunch on Wednesday and Thursday, and Wednesday night cocktail reception.

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