Navigating Dodd – Frank:
Are We Avoiding Another Financial Crisis?

The George Washington University Law School Center for Law, Economics and Finance Fourth Annual Regulatory Reform Symposium

October 25 – 26, 2012

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Thursday, October 25

6:30 – 8:30 pm: Pre-Symposium Reception

Faculty Conference Center, Fifth Floor
Jacob Burns Law Library
20th Street, NW, Washington, DC

Friday, October 26

Media and Public Affairs Building
The Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC

7:45 – 8:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast, First and Second Floor

8:30 – 8:40 am: Welcome Remarks

Paul Schiff Berman, Dean and Robert Kramer Research Professor of Law, GW Law School

8:40 – 9:25 am: Keynote Address

The Honorable Mary L. Schapiro, J.D. '80, 29th Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission

9:30 –10:50 am: Panel Discussion

“Dodd Frank: Too Far or Not Far Enough?”


  • Scott G. Alvarez, General Counsel, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  • Richard J. Osterman, Jr., Acting General Counsel
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Peter J. Wallison, Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
  • Dennis M. Kelleher, President and Chief Executive Officer, Better Markets, Inc.


V. Gerard Comizio, Partner and Chair, Global Banking Group, Paul Hastings LLP

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10:50 – 11:10 am: Coffee Break, Second Floor

11:10 am – 12:20 pm: Panel Discussion

“What Could Cause the Next Financial Crisis?”


  • Simon Johnson, Ronald A. Kurtz (1954) Professor of Entrepreneurship and Professor of Global Economics and Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Karen Shaw Petrou, Managing Partner, Federal Financial Analytics, Inc.
  • Scheherazade S. Rehman, Professor of Business/Finance and International Affairs, The Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
  • Anna T. Pinedo, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP


Arthur E. Wilmarth, Jr., Professor of Law and Executive Director,Center for Law, Economics & Finance, GW Law

Chip MacDonald, Partner, Jones Day

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12:30 – 1:30 pm: Luncheon and Keynote Address

The Cloyd Heck Marvin Center
800 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC

The Honorable John C. Dugan, 29th Comptroller of the Currency; Partner and Chair, Financial Institutions Group, Covington & Burling LLP

1:40 – 3:30 pm: Panel Discussion

Media and Public Affairs Building
The Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC

“Trends in Consumer Financial Protection: Proceed with Caution”


  • Mark Pearce, Director, Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Anne Balcer Norton, Deputy Commissioner of Financial Regulation, Maryland Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation
  • David Stein, Director, Promontory Financial Group, LLC
  • Eric Stein, Senior Vice President, Self-Help and Center for Responsible Lending
  • Laurence  E. Platt, Practice Area Leader – Financial Services and Partner, K&L Gates LLP


Benjamin B. Klubes, Co-Managing Partner, BuckleySandler LLP

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