The September 2008 Financial Crisis: A Legal Retrospective

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Friday, September 21, 2018

8:00 AM

5:45 PM

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP Washington, DC

The purpose of the program is to highlight the legal and policy issues that were presented during the events of September 2008 from the legal perspective of the attorneys working to find creative solutions to these issues.


All-day program includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and a reception.


Resolutions -- bank failures, bankruptcies, bailouts and conservatorships.  Discussion of techniques and tools used to resolve major financial institutions, such as Lehman, AIG, GSEs, and WaMu.

Regulatory Solutions -- Presentations of innovative uses of old programs and development of new programs to address the crisis by Treasury, the FDIC, and the FRB.

Legislative Solutions -- Presentations of challenges in passing legislation to deal with the crisis – the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act and its Troubled Asset Relief Program.

Role of the Private Bar -- Presentations of important actions and roles by non-government attorneys in addressing the crisis, including Countrywide, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs’, and Morgan Stanley’s bank holding company conversions, National City, and Wachovia.


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Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Washington, DC

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