The 2016 Manuel F. Cohen Lecture: The Role of the CFTC in the Market

January 29, 2016

Join the GW Center for Law, Economics & Finance for a symposium on the Role of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in the Market with a special keynote address by Commissioner Sharon Y. Bowen.


9 - 10:15 am: Panel 1: The CFTC’s Role in the Regulation of Corporate Governance Matters



10:30 - 11:45am: Panel 2:  Key Concerns Surrounding Systemic Risk Related to Instruments and Entities Impacted by the CFTC



Noon - 1:30 pm: 2016 Manuel F. Cohen Lecture

Speaker: Commissioner Sharon Bowen


This event is presented by the GW Center for Law, Economics & Finance.


Media interested in attending should contact Kara Tershel at 202.994.0616 or [email protected] or Caitlin Christian at 202.994.6284 or [email protected].


GW Law, long recognized as one of the top law schools in the country, pursues a distinctive research and learning mission that engages the leading law and policy questions of our time and provides students with an education that will position them to help change the world. Accredited by the American Bar Association and a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools, GW Law was founded in 1865 and was the first law school in the District of Columbia.

The GW Center for Law, Economics & Finance brings together diverse perspectives from the academic community, Main Street, Wall Street, and Washington to address important issues affecting the economy and financial markets.

More about the Manuel F. Cohen Lecture

The Cohen Lecture was created in 1979 to honor Manny Cohen, a leader in the field of securities law, a dedicated public servant, a former chairman of the SEC, a legal scholar, and a teacher at GW Law for nearly two decades.

Past Cohen Memorial Lectures have been presented by notable figures including: Bill Bradley, former U.S. Senator; Rudolph W. Giuliani, former New York City Mayor; Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court; George F. Will, columnist; Mary Schapiro, former CEO of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority; David Gergen, former Editor-At-Large of U.S. News & World Report; Donna Shalala, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Paul Sarbanes, former U.S. Senator; John W. Snow, former Secretary of the U.S. Treasury; Harvey J. Goldschmid, former Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Harvey L. Pitt, former Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; and David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and CEO of The Carlyle Group. 

Media Contact

Kara Tershel
[email protected]



Thursday, February 4, 2016
9 am-1:30 pm



The George Washington University Law School
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20052

Panels 1 and 2: Jacob Burns Moot Court Room
2016 Manuel F. Cohen Lecture: Tasher Great Room