Banking Law Fundamentals: Learn the Basics of Banking Law

Wednesday, June 12–Friday, June 14, 2013
The George Washington University Law School
Stuart Hall, Room 101
2013 G Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20052

The George Washington University Law School’s Center for Law, Economics & Finance (C-LEAF) is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Banking Law Fundamentals, an intensive two-and-a-half day program designed to familiarize participants with the basics of banking law.

*Upon request, the Law School will submit applications to state bar associations for continuing legal education credits.   Please note that CLE approval is ultimately at the discretion of individual states and no advance assurance can be given that credit will be granted in all cases.

This program will provide a comprehensive, 2-1/2 day introduction to banking law for attorneys, consultants, regulators, 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 one-hour segment on ethical considerations in the representation of banking organizations.

Register for Program*

*Note: Because the Banking Law Fundamentals program is now fully subscribed, we are only accepting registrations on a waiting list/space available basis.

Program Agenda


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, regulatory staff, accountants, and bank executives seeking a more comprehensive understanding of these important issue.
          • Compliance officers and other in-house control personnel with responsibility for applying banking regulations and managing banking risks

          Program Topics Include

          • The structure and purpose of bank regulation
            • The impact of the Dodd-Frank and Gramm-Leach-Bliley Acts on banks and financial services companies
              • The role of capital and prudential limitations
                • Permitted investments and activities of banks, bank holding companies and financial holding companies
                  • Insurance, securities and capital market activities of banks and bank affiliates
                    • Bank regulators’ supervision, examination, and enforcement tools
                      • FDIC deposit insurance and bank failures
                        • Swaps, derivatives, clearinghouses, and exchanges

                        Course Instructors

                        Courses will be taught by experienced practitioners, regulators, and law professors including:

                        • John A. Buchman
                        • Sara A. Kelsey
                        • J. Virgil Mattingly
                        • Edward J. McAniff
                        • Jeremy R. Newell
                        • Rosemarie Oda
                        • Kathleen O'Day 
                        • James E. Scott
                        • Karol K. Sparks
                        • Julie L. Williams
                        • Arthur E. Wilmarth, Jr.

                        Registration Information

                        Register on or before Friday, May 17 to take advantage of special early pricing.

                        Early Registration (before May 17 at 11:59 pm):
                        Government and Public Interest Employees, GW Law Alumni - $750
                        General Public - $1,000

                        General Registration (May 18 or later):
                        Government and Public Interest Employees, GW Law Alumni - $950
                        General Public - $1,200

                        Please note: A limited number of hotel rooms will be reserved at the Hotel Lombardy, adjacent to the Law School, at a discounted rate of $239 per night.  Please mention "GW Law C-LEAF"  and group number "2849" when making your reservations.


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