Striking the Right Balance: Investor and Consumer Protection in the New Financial Marketplace

Friday, March 2, 2012 | 8 am–7:30 pm
Jacob Burns Moot Court Room
The George Washington University Law School

GW's Center for Law, Economics & Finance (C-LEAF), the Institute for Law & Economic Policy (ILEP), and the GW Law Review, will jointly host senior regulators, leading scholars and prominent practitioners who will examine the impact of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on the regulation of markets for derivatives, securities, and consumer financial products. Symposium participants will also review the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on its 10th anniversary and will consider whether the legacy of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act provides encouraging or cautionary lessons regarding the likely future direction of Dodd-Frank's reforms.

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7:30–8 am
Continental Breakfast and Registration

8–8:10 am
Welcome Remarks and Introduction

Paul Schiff Berman, Dean, Robert Kramer Research Professor of Law, GW Law
Edward Labaton, President, Institute for Law & Economic Policy (ILEP); Partner, Labaton Sucharow LLP
Lisa Fairfax, Leroy Sorenson Merrifield Research Professor of Law, GW Law

8:10–9:40 am
Panel Discussion: "Dodd-Frank's New Regulatory Regime for Derivatives"

Moderator: Jeffrey Manns, Associate Professor of Law, GW Law

Panelists:
Michael Greenberger, Law School Professor, University of Maryland School of Law
Frank Partnoy, George E. Barrett Professor of Law and Finance, University of San Diego Law School
Lynn Stout, Paul Hastings Distinguished Professor of Corporate and Securities Law, UCLA School of Law
David Zaring, Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, University of Pennsylvania

9:40–9:45 am
Break

9:45–11:25 am
Panel Discussion: "The Legacy of Sarbanes-Oxley and Its Implications for Dodd-Frank"

Moderator: Lawrence Cunningham, Henry St. George Tucker III Research Professor of Law, GW Law

Panelists:
James Cox, Brainerd Currie Professor of Law, Duke Law School
Steven Harris, Board Member, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
Harvey Goldschmid, Dwight Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Roberta Romano, Sterling Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Hillary Sale, Walter D. Coles Professor of Law and Professor of Management, Washington University

11:25–11:30
Break

11:30 am–12:20 pm
Morning Address

Gary Gensler, Chairman, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Introduction: Theresa Gabaldon, Lyle T. Alverson Professor of Law, GW Law

12:30–2 pm
Luncheon and Keynote Address
Faculty Conference Center

Martin J. Gruenberg, Acting Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Introduction: Arthur Wilmarth, Professor of Law, GW Law; Executive Director, GW's Center for Law, Economics & Finance

2–3:45 pm
Panel Discussion: " Dodd-Frank's Impact on the SEC and Corporate Governance"

Moderator: Lisa Fairfax, Leroy Sorenson Merrifield Research Professor of Law, GW Law

Panelists:
Don Langevoort, Thomas Aquinas Reynolds Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Dean Shahinian, Senior Counsel and Chief Securities Policy Advisory, U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Jordan Thomas, Partner, Labaton Sucharow LLP; Former Assistant Director, Enforcement Division, SEC
Randall Thomas, John S. Beasley II Professor of Law and Business, Vanderbilt Law School
Fred Tung, Howard Zhang Faculty Research Scholar, Professor of Law, Boston University Law School

3:45–4 pm
Break

4–5:30 pm
Panel Discussion: "Dodd-Frank's Impact on Investor and Consumer Protection"

Moderator: Arthur Wilmarth, Professor of Law, GW Law; Executive Director, GW's Center for Law, Economics & Finance

Panelists:
Richard Ferlauto, Deputy Director, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, SEC
Peggy Foran, Vice President, Chief Governance Officer and Secretary, Prudential Financial
Adam Levitin, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Todd Zywicki, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

6–7:30 pm
Reception
Faculty Conference Center

Event is co-sponsored by GW's Center for Law, Economics & Finance, the Institute for Law & Economic Policy (ILEP), the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and the GW Law Review.

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