Business and Finance Law Events

The Business and Finance Law Program hosts many events throughout the semester. Check back frequently for new events.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Challenges in Corporate Governance: Life-Cycle of a Board Member

Join the Business and Finance Law Program and the Institute for Corporate Responsibility for a panel discussion on the life-cycle of a board member.

2018 Law Review Symposium

The Symposium will explore the role of women in a changing corporate environment, particularly in light of the 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath.

Advising Emerging Companies: How Lawyers and Entrepreneurs Make Innovation Happen

How do lawyers support the creation and growth of new, innovative, and high-growth companies? How can lawyers incorporate innovative and entrepreneurial thinking into their own practices?

Solving the Democratic Deficit in Central Banks and Other Independent Agencies

Paul Tucker, former Deputy Governor, Bank of England (2009-13) and member, G20 Financial Stability Board Steering Group, shared his experience working in central banking.

A 30 Year History of the Financial Crisis

Thomas M. Hoenig, Former Vice Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, shared his experience handling the financial crisis.

The Ideal of the "Lawyer-Statesman" in Modern Legal Practice: A 40 Year Perspective

The Business and Finance Law Program hosted Lee C. Buchheit, Partner and International Authority on Sovereign Debt Restructuring, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. Jeremy Pam, Director, Business and Finance Law Program, moderated the event.

GW Law in New York Information Session

Want to spend the Spring 2019 semester in New York City preparing for a Wall Street practice? Consider Business Lawyering with GWNY.

Regulating Wall Street—10 Years Later

Professor Arthur E. Wilmarth, Jr. and Americans for Financial Reform held a symposium reflecting on the regulation of Wall Street in the 10 years since the 2008 financial crisis.

2018 Summer Business & Finance Workshop

The Business & Finance Law Program held the 2018 Summer Workshop on the topic of "The Changing Role of Corporate Counsel in Addressing Challenges in Financial Regulatory Compliance and Risk Management."

The Role and Impact of the Chief Diversity Officer

The Corporate Law and Corporate Governance Initiative and the Business and Finance Law Program held a full-day conference exploring the growth, development, and impact of the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) in corporate America.

Coordinating Financial Regulation Amongst Nations

Join the Business and Finance Law Program as they host William Coen, Secretary-General of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.

Initial Coin Offerings: U.S. vs EU Regulations

Join the Business and Finance Law Program and the Society of European Law Students for a discussion on "Initial Coin Offerings: U.S.

Challenges of Corporate Governance: The Role of Directors with Respect to Sustainability Issues

Join the Business and Finance Law Program for a panel on the role of Corporate Directors in dealing with the many issues associated with sustainability. Fro

Fed Vice Chair Randal Quarles on Law and Finance Careers and Leadership

Join the Business and Finance Law Program as they host Randal Quarles to discuss "Law and Finance Careers Including the Development of Leadership Skills and

Guest Speakers Gen. David Petraeus and BG Mark Martins

Join the Business and Finance Law Program as they host General (Ret.) David Petraeus and Brigadier General Mark Martins for a conversation on "Lea

The IMF and the Evolution of International Monetary and Financial Law with IMF General Counsel Sean Hagan

Join the Business and Finance Law Program as they host Sean Hagan to discuss "The IMF and the Evolution of International Monetary and Financial Law."

Securities Law Practice and Current Issues with Anna Pinedo

Join the Business and Finance Law Program as they host Anna Pinedo. She will be discussing "Securities Law Practice and Selected Current Issues.&q

Securities Law Practice and Selected Current Issues

Join the Business and Finance Law Program as they host Anna Pinedo from Morrison & Foerster, New York.

Tech Entrepreneurship and Innovation with the co-founders of Postlight New York

Join the Business and Finance Law Program as they host Paul Ford and Rich Ziade from Postlight Digital Product Studio.

Increased Scrutiny of International Mergers & Acquisitions on National Security Grounds

This event is sponsored by the NSLA, the Business & Finance Law Program, Graduate & International Programs Office, the

The Role of Directors in Dealing with Business Model Disruptions

Join the Business & Finance Law Program and the Institute for Corporate Responsibility (ICR) as they present a panel discussion as a part of the Denit Trust

Antitrust Fall Practitioner Panel

Join the Business and Finance Law Program, the Antitrust Law Association, and the ABA Section of Antitrust Law for an antitrust practitioner panel featuring pane

Financial Stability: Hope or Promise?

Following the financial crisis of 2007-09, legislatures and regulators around the world took steps to strengthen their banking systems. Domestically, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act.

Sovereign & International Finance: A Conversation with Yannis Manuelides

Join the Business & Finance Law Program as they host Yannis Manuelides, Partner at Allen & Overy in London, to discuss practicing in international finance, including on the margins of IMF a

Past C-LEAF Events

Borrowed Time: Citibank, Moral Hazard, and the Too Big to Fail Myth

Join the Center for Law, Economics and Finance as they host Visiting Scholar Vernon McKinley, JD '95, to discuss his forthcoming book on Citibank

The Role of Directors in Reputation Risk

The Institute for Corporate Responsibility (ICR) and the Center for Law, Economics and Finance (C-LEAF) are pleased to announce the next program in t

Did U.S. Housing Policy Cause the 2008 Financial Crisis?

Join the Center for Law, Economics & Finance for a panel discussion on the origin of the 2008 Financial Crisis.

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Brexit: What Does It Mean for the United States?

With the Presidential elections just a few weeks away, join the Center for Law, Economics & Finance and the

Is Corporate Governance Common Sense?

Join the Institute for Corporate Responsibility (ICR) and the Center for Law, Economics and Finance for the next program in their ongoing series

Sports Law & Entrepreneurship Conference

The global sports industry is a market in which individuals, businesses, and organizations produce, promote, or organize any activity or business focused on sports.

FinTech Forum - Silicon Valley

Financial Technology, or FinTech, refers to a spectrum of technology innovations and startups that demonstrate disruptive potential in applications, processes, products, or business models in the f

Banking Law Workshop

The George Washington University Law School’s Business and Finance Law Summer Workshops provide our students with unparalleled access to prominent law

White Collar Crime Law Workshop

The George Washington University Law School’s Business and Finance Law Summer Workshops provide our students with unparalleled access to prominent law

Corporate Transactions Law Workshop

The George Washington University Law School’s Business and Finance Law Summer Workshops provide our students with unparalleled access to prominent law

Private Equity Law Workshop

The George Washington University Law School’s Business and Finance Law Summer Workshops provide our students with unparalleled access to prominent law

Bankruptcy & Restructuring Workshop

GW Law’s Business and Finance Law Summer Workshops provide our students with unparalleled access to prominent law firms and financial institutions in N

Capital Markets & Initial Public Offerings Workshop

GW Law’s Business and Finance Law Summer Workshops provide our students with unparalleled access to prominent law firms and financial institutions in N

The Race for Skilled Foreign Talent and its Impact on U.S. Immigration Policy and the World

Immigration is a prominent topic this election season, and April 1 is the first day the U.S.

Regulating Governance in the Public Interest

Join the Center for Law, Economics & Finance as they host Professor Steven L. Schwarcz of Duke University Law School.

FinTech Forum: The Convergence of Finance, Technology, and the Law

The Center for Law, Economics and Finance hosted its first FinTech Forum: The Convergence of Finance, T

David Falk: From GW Grad to Managing Michael Jordan

Join the Center for Law, Economics and Finance as they host David Falk (JD '75) during his launch of the Falk Academy of Management and Entrepren

Federal Reserve Centennial Series Finale Conference

The fourth in a series of symposia on the Federal Reserve and the nation’s banking system, this program focused on the Fed’s important role in regulating and supervising the nation’s largest banks and financial institutions and its expanded role in monitoring the banking system and systematically important financial institutions under the Dodd-Frank Law.

Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values

What will happen to Berkshire Hathaway when Warren Buffett is no longer around?

Five Years On, Learning Lehman's Lessons from the Panic of 2008: Are We Better Prepared for the Next Financial Crisis?

On September 12, 2013, Senator Elizabeth Warren and a panel of experts discussed lessons learned from Lehman Brothers' collapse, Wall Street's unprecedented lobbying campaign against new regulations mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act to make our financial markets stronger, and further steps that are needed to protect Main Street and U.S. taxpayers from Wall Street's risk-taking and the potential threat of additional government bailouts.